Reply to post: Stiffies...

It's round and wobbles, but madam, it's a mouse pad, not a floppy disk

Kingston Black


Since you brought it up...

Many years ago I had a attractive Namibian student working with me. She was studying at university in South African, but on year's training placement at the company I was working for in the UK. One morning, she came up to my desk and the following conversation took place:

Me: "Hello *******" (she shall remain nameless).

Her: "Hello ***, can you give me a stiffy please?".

A colleague promptly spits tea all over his keyboard and monitor.

Me: "A stiffy?"

Her: "Yes please, one of those" (pointing to a 3.5" floppy).

Her: "Those are stiffies, 5.25" are floppies."

Me: "Ah!"

Her: "What did you think I meant?"

Silence, except for choking noises from the next desk...

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