the trailboss abuses his CodeRanch power for his other stuff (power corrupts. absolute power corrupts absolutely is kinda neat!)
permaculture light bulbs permaculture electric heat permaculture cast iron permaculture wood burning stove permaculture solar food dehydrators
The moose likes Meaningless Drivel and the fly likes Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 this week in the OCAJP forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Other » Meaningless Drivel
Bookmark ""hi dears"" Watch ""hi dears"" New topic
Author

"hi dears"

Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Marshal

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 31424
    
184

I'm curious what country/countries, the phrase "hi dears" is common in. I suspect the United Arab Emirates based on a search on the term and poster location. I hadn't heard that phrase before so I was curious where it came from and if it is a translation of something else.

It's also a phrase that I have to constantly remind myself isn't meant poorly. Like "please do the needful" which I've gotten used to.


[OCA 8 book] [Blog] [JavaRanch FAQ] [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] [Book Promos]
Blogging on Certs: SCEA Part 1, Part 2 & 3, Core Spring 3, OCAJP, OCPJP beta, TOGAF part 1 and part 2
Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter
Sheriff

Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

C'mon, you can do better than tolerate doing the needful. Embrace it!


Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
- Robert Bresson
Maneesh Godbole
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 10570
    
    9

I sense Wren & Martin at work here


[How to ask questions] [Donate a pint, save a life!] [Onff-turn it on!]
Ulf Dittmer
Rancher

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42954
    
  73
People considerably older than you -like myself :-)- will recognize one of Congresswoman Lacey Davenport's favorite figures of speech. Maybe not in conjunction with "hi", but in several other variations, like this one, after the 1990 elections:



Welcome to my almost-complete Doonesbury collection :-)
 
wood burning stoves
 
subject: "hi dears"