I Don’t Make This Up

From an email about a conference – the sender and the conference will remain nameless:

Please advise me if your mate will be attending the conference & whether she/he is an ‘adult’ or a ‘student’

5 Replies to “I Don’t Make This Up”

  1. So…does she/he just gets to choose what to be in the morning? Sometimes we’d all like to be a child once more. It’s too bad I wasn’t aware of that incredible power of students before.

  2. Perhaps it is an Australian conference? They often use ‘mate’ for male/female friend, (not as in ‘cohabitational recreactional facility’). In fact the last Prime Minister even wanted the concept of mateship put into their constitution!

  3. It beats cheerily informing people that there will be a “separate program for wives” (I have secondhand reports that a physics conference in recent history had informed attendees of this).

  4. I think a “jailbait” category would have been useful. You know, like I’m always looking for the “hapa” category for “ethnicity.”

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