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    Default What engineer said vs what they actually mean

    Taken from this Link:

    What Engineers Say: Developed after years of intensive research.
    What Engineers Mean: It was discovered by accident.

    What Engineer Say: The design will be finalized in the next reporting period.
    What Engineers Mean: We haven’t started this job yet, but we’ve got to say something.

    What Engineers Say: A number of different approaches are being tried.
    What Engineers Mean: We don’t know where we’re going, but we’re moving.

    What Engineers Say: Project slightly behind schedule due to unforeseen difficulties.
    What Engineers Mean: We are working on something else.

    What Engineers Say: Close project coordination.
    What Engineers Mean: We should have asked someone else or let’s spread the responsibility for this.

    What Engineers Say: Extensive report is being prepared on a fresh approach to the problem.
    What Engineers Mean: We just hired three guys, we’ll let them kick it around for a while.

    What Engineers Say: Major technical breakthrough.
    What Engineers Mean: Back to the drawing board.

    What Engineers Say: Customer satisfaction is believed to be assured.
    What Engineers Mean: We were so far behind schedule that the customer was happy to get anything at all from us.

    What Engineers Say: Preliminary operation tests were inconclusive.
    What Engineers Mean: The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch.

    What Engineers Say: Tests were extremely gratifying.
    What Engineers Mean: It works and boy are we surprised.

    What Engineers Say: The entire concept will have to be abandoned.
    What Engineers Mean: The only guy who understood the thing quit.

    What Engineers Say: Modifications are underway to correct certain minor difficulties.
    What Engineers Mean: We threw the whole thing out and are starting from scratch.
    Regards, EH.

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    Default Re: What engineer said vs what they actually mean

    Nice and true
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    Default Re: What engineer said vs what they actually mean

    tan, please get your eyes check on Monday. That's already a very long Joke Thread.
    Objection !!!

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    Good one!

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    Default Re: What engineer said vs what they actually mean

    What engineers say, "Structural weakness which requires concrete reinforcement".

    What everybody means:

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    Default Re: What engineer said vs what they actually mean

    Engineers are easier to understand. Try politicians, maybe they can't even understand what they said. When top guns flip flop on their speeches, you know most of the stuffs coming out from their mouth are by others. They are just the mouth piece without the hard disk.


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