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[livejournal.com profile] bookwurm says I shouldn't use the term "cubical monkeys" in my PowerPoint presentation for my "Business Concepts for Application Developers" class. She suggested the alternate term "office workers." Can I compromise and say "Office drones?" I know the instructor is a fan of "The Office." (OK, so I'm going to use 'office workers ...')

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Date: 2011-04-24 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merseine.livejournal.com
I suppose "slaves" is right out, huh?

Indentured servants?
Hired lackeys?
The Help?
The Little People?

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know, but there's a start to the list....

Date: 2011-04-24 04:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delazan.livejournal.com
Cubicle farm?
Desk Jockeys?
Unlucky Bastard on Call?

My .02
-L.

Date: 2011-04-24 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lonotter.livejournal.com
She's correct: "cubical" would say that the monkeys are either cube-shaped or raised to the third power; whereas I believe you wish to imply that they are inmates of an office, which would make them "cubicle monkeys.". A terribly terribly important distinction, especially to said monkeys!

Date: 2011-04-24 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] awfulhorrid.livejournal.com
Assume a perfectly spherical cow cubical monkey ...


  1. Given how many of us looked at that and didn't catch it makes it even funnier.

  2. Given the nature of many business offices out there, I'm not sure they really care that much about the monkeys.

I nicked a title...

Date: 2011-04-26 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bit-boy.livejournal.com
From Scott Adams, and now identify myself as a "Software Simian" (code monkey was too plebian) in my work e-mail sig.

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