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brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 03:05 AM
I heard an expression used today that I’ve never heard before. My friend and I saw the person who usually delivers mail, and she referred to him by some strange name I’d never heard before.

What do you call the person who delivers your mail.

writerterri
02-15-2008, 03:08 AM
Don't leave me hangin' like that, dork! What'd she call him?

JoNightshade
02-15-2008, 03:09 AM
Mailman!

Well, when I was a kid I called him Donald Duck. This was because our mailman was this big tall guy with a big grizzly beard who would do the "Donald Duck" voice for me and then hold his hand up to see if I could jump high enough to touch it. I waited for him with great anticipation every Saturday morning. :)

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 03:17 AM
Don't leave me hangin' like that, dork! What'd she call him?I didn't want to influence the voting and so purposely didn't reveal it.

But I will later. :D

TrainofThought
02-15-2008, 03:45 AM
I Ďthink,í which isnít saying much that equal rights removed the Ďmaní from job titles, and since the word Ďpostalí carries a negative connotation, itís mail carrier. :Shrug:

Whatís the prize if we win? :D

kristie911
02-15-2008, 03:53 AM
He's male, so I refer to him as the Mailman.

When my Mail person was female, I referred to her as the Mail Lady. :)

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 03:54 AM
Okay, I'll reveal it. It kinda took me by surprise and I wasn't sure what she was referring to.

She called him a post officer. And then insisted that it's a pretty common term. Has anyone ever heard that term used?

JLCwrites
02-15-2008, 04:06 AM
Okay, I'll reveal it. It kinda took me by surprise and I wasn't sure what she was referring to.

She called him a post officer. And then insisted that it's a pretty common term. Has anyone ever heard that term used?
Yes, while I was growing up.
However, now I refer to them as Mail Carriers. (Since they can be either male or female)

Devil Ledbetter
02-15-2008, 04:08 AM
I'll call him "Andy." He used to be my next door neighbor.

Oh, but if it's a female carrier, I call her "Brenda." We graduated high school together.

Yes, I live in a small town.

truelyana
02-15-2008, 04:20 AM
I don't call him any of the above, in fact I don't call him anything. I should, considering he's a friend of mine. I catch him inbetween posting sometimes, and we have a nice chat.

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 04:22 AM
What do they call them in other countries, I wonder. What do they call them in England?

truelyana
02-15-2008, 04:24 AM
What do they call them in other countries, I wonder. What do they call them in England?

Postman. Postman Pat for kids. lol

"Postman Pat & His black and white cat" I was nicknamed Postman Pat at school on various accounts, because of Patricia, my second name. TV shows are quite influential, huh. ;)

truelyana
02-15-2008, 04:27 AM
This is Postman Pat for anyone who doesn't know who it is.

http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/bo/born-to-play-postman-pat-and-jess-twin-beanies-pack.jpg

JLCwrites
02-15-2008, 04:28 AM
Sorry BF! I got your rep. So I will change my answer to...'No, I have NEVER heard the term Post Officer.' ;)


(But I really have)

TrainofThought
02-15-2008, 04:36 AM
Sorry BF! I got your rep. So I will change my answer to...'No, I have NEVER hear the term Post Officer.' ;)


(But I really have)Hmmm... He does live up to that user title. :rant:

*ToT goes to the fridg for a beer*

kristie911
02-15-2008, 04:57 AM
She called him a post officer. And then insisted that it's a pretty common term. Has anyone ever heard that term used?

Never.

Hillary
02-15-2008, 05:28 AM
Sorry BF! I got your rep. So I will change my answer to...'No, I have NEVER heard the term Post Officer.' ;)


(But I really have)

Oh, so he's basically just dying to be right here, and wants our support? Then my vote is for Post Officer.

Not only have I heard of it, but I use it 10-12 times daily.

So there.

robeiae
02-15-2008, 05:33 AM
What do you call the person who delivers your mail.

Slow.

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 06:06 AM
Oh, so he's basically just dying to be right here, and wants our support? Then my vote is for Post Officer.

Not only have I heard of it, but I use it 10-12 times daily.

So there.Hahahaha! Wow. All I can say is I'm glad my girl isn't anything like you.




She's nice.

(And you're probably making it up anyway. Everyone knows there's no such word as post officer!)

JoeEkaitis
02-15-2008, 06:08 AM
"Letter carrier" was the officially approved gender-neutral all-inclusive title until parcels, packages and postcards complained about being treated as non-entities, so it's now "letter, parcel, package and postcard carrier" or "LPP and PC carrier."

Hillary
02-15-2008, 06:27 AM
Hahahaha! Wow. All I can say is I'm glad my girl isn't anything like you.




She's nice.

Well, from this post alone I'd say it's pretty obvious she'd have to be a saint to put up with your nasty attitude.

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 06:33 AM
Well, from this post alone I'd say it's pretty obvious she'd have to be a saint to put up with your nasty attitude.
I'd have to agree. For further info see my user title.

She's a wicked angel and I'm a lucky man to have her.

Jo
02-15-2008, 06:53 AM
What do they call them in other countries, I wonder.

Postie in Australia.

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 06:57 AM
Is it true they called them postits in the Soviet Union?

Hillary
02-15-2008, 07:03 AM
For further info see my user title.

Well, I'm certainly on board with that title for you... But let's spit-shake and stay friendly. I'd hate to have to kick your ass publicly for being a jerk. It'd be really embarrassing for you to catch a smackdown from a girl, ya-know?

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 07:06 AM
Yes, that would certainly be a first.

Pa-toooie!!

Put 'er there, pard!

Hillary
02-15-2008, 07:16 AM
Yes, that would certainly be a first.

Pa-toooie!!

Put 'er there, pard!

Wow. Um. Goodness.

See... Haha... Ah, I was thinking since this was online, I wouldn't be grossed out, but... Uh... Can I take it back? Can we just, uh, shake hands regularly?

Aw, Christsake...

*spits, all lady-like*
*squishes eyes shut*
*extends hand*


(Gross.)

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 07:19 AM
(Squishes hands together good and hard.)

It's a deal! Friends!

(wipes hands on pantsleg and slaps Hillary on the back)

Since we're best buds now, wanna have a spitting contest?

Hillary
02-15-2008, 07:20 AM
What are you, 12?

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 07:23 AM
I've got my pubic hair if that tells you anything.

Hillary
02-15-2008, 07:52 AM
I've got my pubic hair if that tells you anything.

So... 14, then?

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 07:55 AM
You're a pretty curious young lady. Don't worry. I'm old enough. ;)

Hillary
02-15-2008, 08:04 AM
You're a pretty curious young lady. Don't worry. I'm old enough. ;)

Clearly you are. I'm pretty sure the only other person who ever called me young lady was my grandmother.

So you're either 14 or my grandmother.

Creepy.

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 09:29 AM
Clearly you are. I'm pretty sure the only other person who ever called me young lady was my grandmother.Are you saying you're old?

maestrowork
02-15-2008, 09:37 AM
Mailman, mail guy, the mail carrier, the mail lady... some such.

paprikapink
02-15-2008, 09:44 AM
Ray! You're derailing the derailment.

Hillary
02-15-2008, 09:50 AM
Are you saying you're old?

Incredibly. I'm almost a quarter of a century old. That's ancient. Wait, you're not, like, omg, older than that, are you?

*flips hair back and plays with Trapper Keeper while painting WhiteOut on nails*

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 10:13 AM
I'm older than clouds that drift across the sky. Older than the breeze that ruffles your hair.

I'm also a virgin and saving myself for marriage.

Hillary
02-15-2008, 10:36 AM
I'm older than clouds that drift across the sky. Older than the breeze that ruffles your hair.

I'm also a virgin and saving myself for marriage.

And I thought I felt bad for your girlfriend before...

Yikes.

maestrowork
02-15-2008, 10:42 AM
Postal worker.

robeiae
02-15-2008, 02:14 PM
I'm also a virgin and saving myself for marriage.
The best place for doing that would be a safety deposit box.

brokenfingers
02-15-2008, 04:23 PM
The best place for doing that would be a safety deposit box.Hmmm... Not a PO Box?

KTC
02-15-2008, 04:25 PM
I heard an expression used today that Iíve never heard before. My friend and I saw the person who usually delivers mail, and she referred to him by some strange name Iíd never heard before.

What do you call the person who delivers your mail.


http://mostlyfiction.com/images/cover_L-M/mailman.jpg

KTC
02-15-2008, 04:26 PM
She called him a post officer.


Sorry...but here, that's a term for a retired cop.

robeiae
02-15-2008, 06:01 PM
Hmmm... Not a PO Box?
No. Someone might let you out.

maestrowork
02-15-2008, 06:03 PM
I'm also a virgin and saving myself for marriage.

Gay marriage is not legal yet.

Anthony Matias
02-15-2008, 10:45 PM
Gay marriage is not legal yet.

Unless you're from Oregon Maestro!