The CUK Water Cooler The CUK Water Cooler
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Posts 1 to 10 of 35
  1. #1

    Banned

    Pip in a Poke 's job has never been outsourced


    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    1,008

    Default The CUK Water Cooler

    All credit to NLYUK for this thread, for I would never have thought of it had he not planted the seed in my mind yesterday, but how about a virtual water cooler around which the good folks of General can gather to exchange some inneresting titbits?

    Yes, I really can't stress how much this is his brainchild so please do rep away and give him the recognition he deserves.

    Allow me to make the first contribution.

    You know how we talk about a water cooler moment - that moment when we all connect when discussing what we viewed on BBC television last night - it's something we very much associate with modern office life but did you know that there's nothing new about it at all?

    Ever heard the expression "What's the scuttlebutt?" Well, a scuttlebutt is a nautical term for a wooden cask from which water was dispensed and in times gone by sailors would gather around the scuttlebutt and exchange gossip just as we do when we gather round the water cooler.

    Fascinating stuff.

    Once again, thanks to NLYUK without whom none of this would have happened.

  2. #2

    Old Greg is my bitch's bitch

    northernladyuk is a fount of knowledge

    northernladyuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Working the streets of your imagination
    Posts
    9,460

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    All credit to NLYUK for this thread, for I would never have thought of it had he not planted the seed in my mind yesterday, but how about a virtual water cooler around which the good folks of General can gather to exchange some inneresting titbits?

    Yes, I really can't stress how much this is his brainchild so please do rep away and give him the recognition he deserves.

    Allow me to make the first contribution.

    You know how we talk about a water cooler moment - that moment when we all connect when discussing what we viewed on BBC television last night - it's something we very much associate with modern office life but did you know that there's nothing new about it at all?

    Ever heard the expression "What's the scuttlebutt?" Well, a scuttlebutt is a nautical term for a wooden cask from which water was dispensed and in times gone by sailors would gather around the scuttlebutt and exchange gossip just as we do when we gather round the water cooler.

    Fascinating stuff.

    Once again, thanks to NLYUK without whom none of this would have happened.
    I liked Gricer.
    Where there's muck there's brass.

  3. #3

    I Am Legend

    BrilloPad has reached the peak. Play again?


    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    103,718

    Default

    Was it your mind he planted the seed in?

  4. #4

    Prof Cunning @ Oxford Uni

    WTFH is always on top

    WTFH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    17,771

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Was it your mind he planted the seed in?
    No, mouth.
    Strong and Stable Moderation

  5. #5

    More fingers than teeth

    OwlHoot - scorchio!

    OwlHoot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    14,352

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    All credit to NLYUK for this thread, for I would never have thought of it had he not planted the seed in my mind yesterday, but how about a virtual water cooler around which the good folks of General can gather to exchange some inneresting titbits?

    Yes, I really can't stress how much this is his brainchild so please do rep away and give him the recognition he deserves.

    Allow me to make the first contribution.

    You know how we talk about a water cooler moment - that moment when we all connect when discussing what we viewed on BBC television last night - it's something we very much associate with modern office life but did you know that there's nothing new about it at all?

    Ever heard the expression "What's the scuttlebutt?" Well, a scuttlebutt is a nautical term for a wooden cask from which water was dispensed and in times gone by sailors would gather around the scuttlebutt and exchange gossip just as we do when we gather round the water cooler.

    Fascinating stuff.

    Once again, thanks to NLYUK without whom none of this would have happened.
    I find that when I want some water from the cooler, there always seem to be a load of gossiping old women (not necessarily female) in my way!
    Work in the public sector? Read the IR35 FAQ here

  6. #6

    I Am Legend

    BrilloPad has reached the peak. Play again?


    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    103,718

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    I find that when I want some water from the cooler, there always seem to be a load of gossiping old women (not necessarily female) in my way!
    Next time you want a drink when visiting NLyUK's establishment, bring your own. You can never be too sure it is water anyway....

  7. #7

    My post count is Majestic

    NickFitz has reached the peak. Play again?

    NickFitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Your local branch
    Posts
    46,109

    Default

    Kind of like a forum, in which topics of general interest can be discussed?

  8. #8

    I Am Legend

    BrilloPad has reached the peak. Play again?


    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    103,718

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Kind of like a forum, in which topics of general interest can be discussed?
    As opposed to trolling and general nastiness? Gosh that would be a light relief.

  9. #9

    Old Greg is my bitch's bitch

    northernladyuk is a fount of knowledge

    northernladyuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Working the streets of your imagination
    Posts
    9,460

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Kind of like a forum, in which topics of general interest can be discussed?
    But worse.
    Where there's muck there's brass.

  10. #10

    Banned

    Pip in a Poke 's job has never been outsourced


    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    1,008

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Kind of like a forum, in which topics of general interest can be discussed?
    It was NLYUK who came up with the idea, why don't you ask him?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •