Friday, April 28, 2017

mind-boggling & honker

Quotations:


-- And it works. I just laugh at all of them for their ignorance and mid- boggling rudeness.

-- Oh yes! For me that does get my rocks off. Someone is rude, so they get the opposite of what they want. It happens in hospitality and small business all the time. "Oh, you are angry at me because the venue is busy and you had to wait? Well get ready to be served last every time you get to the bar!" Love going slow at honkers too, so over honkers...

Definitions:

mind-boggling:
very difficult to imagine or to understand; extremely surprising.

honker:
a person who honks.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

mayhem & take up

Quotations:


Upset taxi driver causes mayhem:

I had a pick up from the Swiss hotel. As usual the few parking spaces were taking up by two cabs, along with one normal car. Why they do not get booked will remain a mystery. I was in luck though as the front cab got a passenger and I was able to take his spot.

Definitions:

mayhem:
confusion and fear, usually caused by violent behaviour or by some sudden shocking even.

take up:
1. to make use of or occupy something, especially in a wasteful or unwelcome way;



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

relay & back down

Quotations:


Had a pax tonight relaying a story about a taxi ride he took with his girlfriend on the weekend. 5 minutes into the trip, the cabbie answers a personal Face Time call and proceeds to chat with 5 of his mates who were all hammered at a party. The pax said to him "Mate, what are you doing, turn it off" only for old mate cabbie to get aggro and say he can do what he likes. Pax then told him to turn it off and take me where I'm going safely or I'll report you. You are endangering our lives. Cabbie allegedly backs down and drops them off at destination. Pax and girlfriend alight cab and don't pay cabbie (allegedly). Old mate cabbie blows up deluxe. Pax says if I pay, I'm reporting you. Cabbie keeps blowing up, but backs down again, does a Uturn burnout across busy road/double lines when leaving and nearly hits another car in the process. I said he really should have reported him in any event and that it wasn't too late. Pax said he couldnt be bothered, he got his freebie. What the?!

Definitions:

relay:
to receive and send on information, news, etc. to sb.

back down:
1. to abandon a claim, opinion, or commitment because of the degree of opposition it arouses;
2. to admit that you were wrong or that you have been defeated;




Tuesday, April 25, 2017

conflate & syntax

Quotations:


-- New thread, let's not conflate Indians with taxi drivers engaging in lewd behaviour (/s).

-- Check it for yourself. No problem with my syntax here.

Definitions:

conflate:
to join or merge two or more things into a unified whole;

syntax:
1. the way that words and phrased are put together to form sentences in a language;
2. the rules that state how words and phrases must be used in a computer language.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

squint & booty call

Quotations:


-- Dislike - When i'm driving I hardly want to be squinting to find out what the road/street the ping is for. Def need an address stated as per what is occurring today.


-- No was a weird one pick up woolloomooloo drop at zetland then change to Blacktown. Girl doing hair and make up for some type of booty call. 

Definitions:

squint:
1. to look at st with your eyes partly shut in order to keep out bright light or to see better;
2. to look in a different direction from the other eye;
...

booty call:
a phone call, text message, email, etc., whose purpose is to arrange a meeting to have casual sex.



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

kudos & rookie

Quotations:


- P.S. I have only done 8 trip. One elderly, one teen female and the rest young males. The female was totally obnoxious and rude. Kudos to the men for their good manners.

- Early on (within the first week I think) when I started messed up with the route from Pyrmont to Neutral Bay. Missed the exit and made couple of loops before dropping the pax! Rookie mistake. Pax rated me 1* and had the fare disputed. 

Definitions:

kudos:
the admiration and respect that goes with a particular achievement or position.

rookie:
1. a person who has just started a job or an activity and has very little experience;
2. a member of a sports team in his or her first full year of playing that sport;





Monday, April 17, 2017

pig & unbeknownst

Quotations:


-- On Good Friday I picked up two birds from Arncliffe (straight out of the airport geofence, bada bing bada boom) and took them to a mini music festival just off Sydenham station. Dropped them off, headed through Marrickville, get another job, two lads going back to the same festival. 

One found a set of keys, I assumed they were the previous pax. What to do? Uber office closed for four days, poor bird has lost her house and car keys. Sh!t way to start a log weekend so I figure that since I'm heading back to the place anyway, I would talk my way in to the event and find them. 

After explaining myself t several dumbarse security people, and eventually referred to the event manager, I was granted access, but told that I'd have slim chances of finding the girls in a 2,000 strong crows. No problem for me, challenge accepted - the live music throng is an environment I'm very comfortable in navigation, being a gig pig myself for the past three decades. 

And bam - found them within one minute. Lass seemed grateful. I guess. Grateful enough for a tip ? Noooo, of course not. I've spent the last 15 goddamn minutes trying to gain access to the gig, and unbeknownst to her, I could have gone back in my own time. 

Definitions:

pig:
1. an unpleasant or offensive person; 
2. a person who is dirty or greedy;

unbeknownst:
1. happening without a particular person knowing about it;
2. without being notice or seen by anybody;

Sunday, April 16, 2017

dumbass & gig

Quotations:


-- On Good Friday I picked up two birds from Arncliffe (straight out of the airport geofence, bada bing bada boom) and took them to a mini music festival just off Sydenham station. Dropped them off, headed through Marrickville, get another job, two lads going back to the same festival. 

One found a set of keys, I assumed they were the previous pax. What to do? Uber office closed for four days, poor bird has lost her house and car keys. Sh!t way to start a log weekend so I figure that since I'm heading back to the place anyway, I would talk my way in to the event and find them. 

After explaining myself t several dumbarse security people, and eventually referred to the event manager, I was granted access, but told that I'd have slim chances of finding the girls in a 2,000 strong crows. No problem for me, challenge accepted - the live music throng is an environment I'm very comfortable in navigation, being a gig pig myself for the past three decades. 

Definitions:

dumbass:
stupid; an offensive term meaning regarded as having or showing a low level to intelligence;

gig:
1. a performance by musicians playing popular music or jazz in front of an audience;
... 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

creepy & rock spider

Quotations:


-- Dems the breaks I guess, but it felt a bit creepy, if considered from their point of view.

-- Ha ! My 'no mints' policy probably saved my ass from being accused of being a rock spider. 

Lucky I didnt get out to open a door and try to usher them in to the back seat, that would have been well suspicious.

Definitions:

creepy:
1. strange in a way that makes you feel nervous;
2. causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or slight horror.

rock spider:
West Australian, slang, prison slang: a pedophile or child molester. 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

purportedly & bot

Quotations:


-- Received a (mass) email purportedly from the GM NSW and ACT asking for feedback. Freeform boxes, no pre filled responses. A good opportunity to have your voice heard (assuming a human reads the responses and not a bot). Request for feedback is buried at the end of the email but I think worth scrolling down for

Definitions:

purportedly:
purported:
that has been stated to have happened or to be true, when this might not be the case.

bot:
a computer program that performs a particular task again and again many times.

fruitcake & runner

Quotations:


-- If he's just doing it to brag to his mates, then he's a fruitcake! 

-- Always check the seats when drop off pax.....

If items found and you know which pax it is, ask for a runner fee if they want it returned....
Your time is money, otherwise goes to nearest police station or the bin.

Definitions:

fruitcake:
1. an offence term for somebody considered to be irrational or out of touch with reality;
... 

runner:
1. a person in a company or an organization whose job is to take messages, document, etc.from one place to another;
...



Saturday, April 8, 2017

manipulation & obfuscation

Quotations:


Because:
1. Über is a technology company
2. Über is the bastard son of father - manipulation and mother - obfuscation.

Definitions:

manipulation:
1. behaviour that influences someone or controls something in a clever or dishonest way;
2. the process of changing, correcting, or moving information stored on a computer;
...

obfuscation: 
the wilful obscuring of the intended meaning of communication, usually by making the message confusing, ambiguous, or difficult to understand.

Friday, April 7, 2017

low life & conversely

Quotations:


-- You just need to be very careful as female drivers may attract more troubles from these low lives out there. I Advise to look at the pax before unlocking the doors. If they were loud young drunkies or the situation did not make u feel safe just drive off and cancel. 

-- There are female drivers around here, (Byron) but they are usually quite young and part time. But conversely, not many low lives around here so they drive in busy times usually, Fri sat nights 5-12 (not much going on here after 2am)

Definitions:

low life:
the life and the behaviour of people who are outside normal society, especially criminals.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

rest one's case & dig

Quotations:


-- Thank you, I rest my case.

-- I'm not having a dig at anyone, but that particular character barely spoke a word of english. Mate can you stop being an apologetic and making excuses. What we require in this industry is minimum english requiremenst.

Definitions:

rest one's case:
1. said to show that one believes one has presented sufficient evidence for one's views;
2. conclude one's presentation of evidence ​and argument in a lawsuit;


dig:
1. a remark or joke that you make in order to criticise someone or annoy them;
...






Wednesday, April 5, 2017

crappy & savvy

Quotations:


-- I find with surges you get crappy short fares anyway...

You don't get many long surge trips...riders are more savvy now and will wait out the surge

Definitions:

crappy:
an offensive term meaning worthless, useless, of poor quality, or badly made or done.

savvy:
1. knowing a lot about something and able to make good judgements about it;
2. to understand something, especially what somebody has said;








Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Aargh & native tongue

Quotations:


-- Aargh the imagery. Picked up three lovely Asian girls from Rockdale at 11pm on their way to George st ,just starting their night out.The whole trip they spoke their native tongue. Which didn't worry me at all. Gee they smelt nice. We drove down Oxford st and there he was in all his glory 6 foot 4 with a beard wearing a nice short blue Fluor dress. I made comment "pretty boy" all the girls cracked up;

Definitions:

Aargh:
used to express fear, anger, or some other strong emotion.

native tongue:
the first language that somebody learns to speak.


Monday, April 3, 2017

whinger & STFU

Quotations:


-- Lol leave the lads alone who cares whingers keepn the pommy tradition alive

Isnt bath a bloke or sumn anyway stfu

Definitions:

whinger:
a person who complains repeatedly.

STFU:
Initialism of Shut The Fuck Up.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

in tow & ample

Quotations:


-- I agree.

Go to the Uber office in Concord and chances are you will spot a driver signing up with a translator in tow. It takes just two minutes to find out if someone can speak conversational English. If they don't, there are subsidised English language courses available for recent migrants. There is simply no excuse! Especially since they must have held a NSW license for one year. Ample time to learn English if you ask me (in English plz).


Definitions:

in tow:
if you have someone in tow, they are following you because you are taking them somewhere.

ample:
1. enough or more than enough;
2. large, often in an attractive way;

Thursday, March 30, 2017

carnage & flip

Quotations:


Teenage sweethearts killed amid weekend carnage on east coast roads

-- Giovanni 'John' Santoro, 18, and his girlfriend Tamara Jordanoski, 17, died on Saturday night when their BMW flipped and slammed into a power pole in Port Botany in Sydney's south before exploding in flames.

Definitions:

carnage:
the violent killing of a large number of people.

flip:
1. to turn over into a different position with a sudden quick movement;

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

feasible & on the horizon

Quotations:


-- But rest assured, as soon as it's feasible, they will be all over the technology and buy cars with the capabilities, then drive a knife deep into the back of all the lowly drivers who made Uber their billions in the first place.

-- The cheapest is $149,000, most seen driving around Sydney are $250,000. There are cheaper models on the horizon.

Definitions:

feasible:
that is possible and likely to be achieved.

on the horizon:
in the near future.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

crack & vest

Quotations:


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John Bell: [uppper-crust, spit upon; revile;crack; resonate; bomber; vest; blow up;] Of course, of course, it's his characters who talk. And, yes, it's necessary that we see a society that is discriminating against the minorities. I think it's even more apparent with Merchant Of Venice which is a very disturbing play. It's about discrimination. The only people who belong here are the sort of the upper-crust white Venetian people, nobody else is welcome. Portia doesn't want the French or the English or the Spanish, and the least of all, the Jews. You've got to belong this exclusive white club. And Shylock is spat upon and reviled and abused, and finally cheated his money and his daughter. It's no wonder he cracks at the end. I'd be interested to see a production of The Merchant of Venice where you substituted the word Muslim for Jew and see how that would resonate today, because it's about if someone drives you far enough, and spits on you and abuse you for long enough, you're going to be like a suicide-bomber, if you said to me 10 years ago, could you, as an actor, could you imagine yourself walking into a school with an automatic rifle and shooting 20 children, or could you imagine yourself putting on a vest and walking into a cinema or a supermarket and blowing up everybody/anybody, taking as many as you could. I'll say no, there's impossible.

Definitions:

crack:
1. to break down psychologically, or cause somebody to break down psychologically, e.g. under stress or torture;
...

vest:
1. a special piece of clothing that covers the upper part of the body;
2. a piece of underwear worn under a shirt, etc. next to the skin;
...

Monday, March 27, 2017

upper-crust & spit

Quotations:

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John Bell: [uppper-crust, spite upon; revile;crack;] Of course, of course, it's his characters who talk. And, yes, it's necessary that we see a society that is discriminating against the minorities. I think it's even more apparent with Merchant Of Venice which is a very disturbing play. It's about discrimination. The only people who belong here are the sort of the upper-crust white Venetian people, nobody else is welcome. Portia doesn't want the French or the English or the Spanish, and the least of all, the Jews. You've got to belong this exclusive white club. And Shylock is spat upon and reviled and abused, and finally cheated his money and his daughter. It's no wonder he cracks at the end.

Definitions:

upper-crust:
the people who belong to the highest social class.

spit:
1. to show anger, contempt, or hatred by or as if by expelling saliva;
...

Friday, March 24, 2017

get away with & dipstick

Quotations: 


-- I assume drivers think they can and do get away with it.

-- Never happens to me as a pax, and I've never done that as a driver...
But I've certainly carried some dipsticks that I'd like to have done it to...

Definitions:

get away with:
to manage to do something without being blamed or penalised or experiencing an expected bad result.

dipstick:
1. a stupid person;
2. a long straight piece of metal used for measuring the amount of liquid in a container, especially the amount of oil in an engine.






Monday, March 20, 2017

leeway & wishy washy

Quotations:


-- Hrm... Although I don't take babies (cuz I couldn't live if I had an accident, and I wouldn't put my kids in without seats so I don't think others should) I do seem to remember reading in the act that we have the same leeway as taxis when it comes to baby seats. I'll have a read and get back to y'all. The NSW transport act that is, not some wishy washy uber cover statement.

Definitions:

leeway:
the amount of freedom that you have to change sth or to do sth in the way you want to.


wishy washy:
1. changeable or fluctuating in character, especially unable to make firm decisions or develop clear opinions;
2. weak, lacking taste, or unattractively pale;
3. not strong or definite;

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

infest & hangover

Quotations:


-- CBD is hopeless after 9am. Infested with a hangover of peak hour ants crammed in, very little demand for trips going out so early. 

Definitions:

infest:
to exist in large numbers in a particular place, often causing damage or disease. 

hangover:
1. something that remains from an earlier time;
2. a set symptoms including headache, nausea, thirst, and sickness that result from drinking too much alcohol;

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

belt out & putrid

Quotations:


-- My most embarrassing moment was when I was sitting in Cumberland st at the rocks about a year ago. I was parked but the Uber app was Off. I was belting out some farts that were putrid to say the least. I then turn on app and thought by the time I accept a job I'll let the windows down and air the car. All of the sudden I get a ping,I accept. All of the sudden these two glamours are walking towards my car . The job was right there!!
Mate.......they got in and they put the windows down. Man how embarrassing!

Definitions:
​belt out:
to sing or play something loudly and enthusiastically.

putrid:
1. very unpleasant;
2. decaying and therefore smelling very bad;​


Monday, March 13, 2017

recliner & take the piss

Quotations:


-- Mate buy yourself some slippers and sit in your recliner and read your kindle. Why on earth would you sit in your car on the side of the road for 5 hours? You must be taking the piss!!!!

Definitions:

recliner:
a soft comfortable chair with a back that can be pushed back at an angle so that you can lean back in it.

take the piss:
1. an offensive term meaning to ridicule or mock somebody or something;
2. to say or do something that annoys people because they think it is unreasonable;



Sunday, March 12, 2017

decal & Igloo

Quotations:


-- Yesterday while in a traffic light, saw a car with an Uber decal (magnetic I think) on the front passenger door.

-- It isn't. They are going to be deported. Their car may also be used to house scientists in Antartica, instead of building Igloos.

Definitions:

decal:
1. a picture or design on specially treated paper that allows it to be transferred to a surface such as glass, wood, or metal;
2. a decorative paper or plastic sticker;

Igloo:
a small round house or shelter built from blocks of hard snow by the Inuit people of northern N America.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

collaboration & curly question

Quotations:

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Kylie Farmer:[chicken out; collaboration; curly question.] I chicken out a bit with politics, the way I'd like to put it is that he is probably the most famous author and everyone likes to be with the cool crowd and hang on with famous mob. So, I think, you know, the optimistic side is that we all know how dominant English language is, and, of course, Shakespeare is from that culture. But if you look at it in a way where you can align it with another ancient language that is maybe a little bit older and translate something like that, it can be a really beautiful collaboration, so that's how I would answer that curly question. 


Definitions:

collaboration:
1. a piece of work produced by two or more people or groups of people working together;
2. the act of working together with one or more people in order to achieve something;
...

curly question:
a question which is difficult to answer.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

overwrite & chicken out

Quotations:

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John Bell: [overwrite] It does, yeah. How, how, how, I mean, that's what the line is. But sometimes, it's by saying nothing -- his silences -- that tell you a lot.  Shakespeare, being an actor himself, knew not to overwrite. He would leave silence for the actors to fill in. That's a wonderful moment in Antony and Cleopatra, when one of her handmaidens is about to die, and a soldier comes in and says what's going on here, and she says: ah, soldier... and then dies, and that's it, like if I could only tell you what I have just seen what's been happening here. And so that gives an actress a fantastic opportunity to use those two words, what you can do with that. 

Kylie Farmer:[chicken out; collaboration; curly question.] I chicken out a bit with politics, the way I'd like to put it is that he is probably the most famous author and everyone likes to be with the cool crowd and hang on with famous mob. So, I think, you know, the optimistic side is that we all know how dominant English language is, and, of course, Shakespeare is form that culture. But if you look at it in a way where you can align it with another ancient language that is maybe a little bit older and translate something like that, it can be a really beautiful collaboration, so that's how I would answer that curly question. 


Definitions:

overwrite:
1. to make a piece of writing too elaborate, polished, or decorative;
...

chicken out:
to not do sth you were going to do because you are too frightened.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

expletive & gulag

Quotations:


-- Mate you are a complete... (insert expletive)
No one should take any Sh*t from riders...
5 stars for standing up to the scum pax
Good onya brother

-- I WANT YOU IN THE GULAG

Definitions:

expletive:
a word, especially a rude word that you use when you are angry, or in pain.

gulag:
a prison camp used in the past in the soviet union, where prisoners were kept in very bad conditions.





Monday, March 6, 2017

elaborate & buggy

Quotations:



-- So I got scammed by a very well thought out elaborate scam on Friday night by a group of young pommy students.

-- Sure it's not an Uber bug and 2 riders assigned to same job? App is buggy lately.

Definitions:

elaborate:
1. carefully prepared and organised;
...

buggy:
eccentric: considered by other people to be strange or unusual.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

ding & score

Quotations:


-- Yep, got dinged with "professionalism" on a night where i told a kid trying to score drugs i wouldn't drive him to a 3rd ATM after the first two declined his card so he could "visit his friend for 2 minutes" and go home. Got hit with an in ride stack too.
Definitions:

​ding:
1. to talk repeatedly or wearyingly about something;
2. to make a dent or cause other surface damage in something;
...

score:
1. to buy or get illegal drugs;
...​



Fwd: consternation & gorilla


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From: Stone Zou <shiyun.zou@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 11:06 PM
Subject: consternation & gorilla
To: SZDiary <shiyun.zou.diary17908409@blogger.com>


Quotations:


No. that aint right....I can imagine the consternation. Was he a real gorilla or a guy in a gorilla suit?

Definitions:

consternation:
a worried, sad feeling after you have received an unpleasant surprise.

gorilla:
1. a large aggressive man;
2. a very large powerful African ape covered with black or brown hair.b






Wednesday, March 1, 2017

flank & shimmy

Quotations:


-- On this particular night in early February—Super Bowl Sunday—Kalanick is perched in the middle seat, flanked by two female friends. Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know" plays, and Kalanick shimmies. He clutches his smartphone as the three make awkward conversation.

Definitions:

flank:
1. to have sb/sth on one or both sides;
...

shimmy:
to dance or move in a way that involves shaking your hips and shoulders;

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

live it up & device

Quotations:


-- They livin' it up at the Hotel California

-- And she said, 'we are all just prisoners here, of our own device

Definitions:

live it up:
1. to live or celebrate in an extravagant way;
2. to do enjoyable and exciting things that involve spending a lot of money;

device:
1. a way of achieving something, especially a clever or dishonest way;
2. a way of making something happen or of making someone do something






Monday, February 27, 2017

colitas & Tiffany-twisted

Quotations:


-- warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air

-- Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends

Definitions:

Colitas:
"Cola" is the Spanish word for "tail" as in an animal tail. Marijuana buds are commonly known as "foxtails". Colitas is a plural diminutive form - so the line means the smell of buds.

Tiffany-twisted:
It was used to describe a woman in love with power and money.





Thursday, February 23, 2017

furphy & crapola

Quotations:


-- I tend to agree with you here, the small business argument of being able to open Sunday's due to high cost of wages is a furphy....

-- Don't buy that business council crapola. Cutting penalty rates is bad. Rich people get richer, poor people get poorer (and eventually work for uber yay!). Welcome to globalisation baby!

Definitions:

furphy:
a piece of information or a story, that people talk about but that may not be true.

crapola:
rubbish; nonsense.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

unwind & stakeholder

Quotations:


-- The Turnbull Government looks set to unwind the Medicare rebate freeze in the May budget, in a move that could cost in excess of $3 billion.

-- It seems a compromise will be struck with stakeholders, like the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to try and minimise the budget cost.

Definitions:

unwind:
1. to stop worrying or thinking about problems and start to relax;
2. to undo sth that has been wrapped into a ball or around sth.

stakeholder:
1. a person or company that is involved in a particular organization, project, system, etc., especially because they have invested money in it;
2. a person who holds all the bets placed on a game or race and who pays the money to the winner.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

condense & Hula hoop

Quotations:

Kindalin childcare centre newsletter:

- The children used their hands, fists, elbows and rolling pins to crush the biscuits ready to add to the bowl. Next, we added some sticky milk (sweetened condensed milk) to the bowl and the children noticed that it was very hard to stir and mix. Miss Rachael then rolled the mix into balls and the children used spoons to coat the balls in coconut. 

-- Today, the children used the hula hoops to challenge each other in a game of who could jump furthest. 


Definitions:

condense:
1. if a liquid condenses or you condense it, it becomes thicker and stronger because it has lost some of its water;
...

Hula hoop:
a large plastic ring that you spin around your waist by moving your hips.

Monday, February 20, 2017

wombat & ode

Quotations:

Kindalin Castle Hill Newsletter:

-- Wombats Curriculum Reflection: The children were all able to recall that we have been celebrating Chinese New Year recently and were all able to join in the chicken dance as a special ode to the Year of the Rooster.

Definitions:

wombat:
an Australian animal like a small bear, that carries its young in a pouch on the front of the mother's body.

ode:
a poem that speaks to a person or thing or celebrates a special event.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

nook & cranny

Quotations:


-- But my point here, and I'm including myself of the importance of meticulously studying all the nooks and crannies, like the overhead roads coming from Anzac bridge to turn off to Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, King St or Harbour Bridge, the city tunnel among the road work debacle. 

Definitions:

nook:
s mall quiet place or corner that is sheltered or hidden from other people.

cranny:
a very small hole or opening, especially in a wall.

every nook and cranny:
every part of a place; every aspect of a situation.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

pandemonium & meticulously

Quotations:


-- I'm sure we're all aware of the stress created by the pandemonium of navigating the CBD, especially when it's peaking. 
Thank God, I haven't had too many issues missing turn offs.

-- But my point here, and I'm including myself of the importance of meticulously studying all the nooks and crannies,

Definitions:

pandemonium:
1. a place or situation that is noisy and chaotic;
2. a very noisy and confused situation, especially one caused by a lot of angry or excited people;
...

meticulously:
meticulous:
paying careful attention to every detail.




Monday, February 13, 2017

ulterior & slog

Quotations:

-- Yep....lets hear more good news like Scotsman. No fake news like you other guys! Ulterior motives! Why do you guys talk uber down? Huhhhh???

-- The flexibility has been great, but it has been a real hard slog must say.

Definitions:

ulterior:
that sb keeps hidden and does not admit;

ulterior motive:
if you have an ulterior motive for doing something, you do it partly because you think you will get some advantage from doing it.

slog:
to work hard and steadily at sth, especially sth that takes a long time and is boring or difficult.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

spot on & vigilant

Quotations:

-- Spot on. I will sit, in silence, for 5 minutes if necessary.

-- I'm nearing 4500 rides in this one year. But like you I'm worried about points, you have to be vigilant all the time.

Definitions:

spot on:
exactly right.

vigilant:
careful to notice any signs of danger or trouble.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

clavicle & bust one's balls

Quotations:

-- Not working at the moment broke 6 ribs and my clavicle on the ski holiday UBER paid for.

-- Bus driving is a nightmare broken shifts never start the same time scrap heap no seniority, bad managers worked 42 Sundays and made 100k in a year busted my balls. 

Definitions:
clavicle:
the collarbone; the long curved bone that connects the upper part of the breastbone with the shoulder blade at the top of each shoulder in humans;
...

bust one's ball:
"balls" is refering to someone's ego, so busting someone's balls would be making them insecure in some way.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

carjacking & brothel

Quotations:

-- I think to myself maybe i'm being set up for a carjacking so i quickly lock my doors and drive off. It's a dead end street so i had to turn around and go past them again. As i go past them they stare at me and a girl walks onto the street and waves me down. I (stupidly) stop and let her in. She was so rude and unpleasant the whole trip but at least she didn't attack me. When the trip ended I googled the address and found out it's actually a brothel and my passenger was a sex worker. I'm still not sure why those thugs came towards my car though. Anyway be careful of this place and think twice before accepting a ping. End of rant.

Definitions:

carjacking:
the crime of forcing the driver of a car to take you somewhere or give you their car, using threats and violence.

brothel:
a house where people pay to have sex with prostitutes.​





Wednesday, February 1, 2017

flaunt & below the radar

Quotations:

-- No one I know knows I drive uber I don't flaunt it haha;

-- The guy I worked for was very below-the-radar and street wise. He had numerous real estate investments.

Definitions:

flaunt:
to show sth you are proud of to other people, in order to impress them;

below the radar:
used to say that people are not aware of sth.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

blare & accommodating

Quotations:


-- I one starred him ,and made comment on Uber comments " Driver seems angry at something ?" Didnt say a word , music blaring so loud with all windows down',"

-- We work hard to get good partners on the road and we want them to be friendly, accommodating, and professional at all times for the comfort of riders like you. We do encourage driver-partners to be attentive and to be able to engage in small friendly talks, as they add to a great trip experience. More so, engaging in talks can provide the riders with comfort while on trip. It's really disappointing to hear when a driver-partner behaves otherwise.

Definitions:

blare:
to make a loud unpleasant noise.

accommodating:
willing to help and do things for other people.

Monday, January 30, 2017

butler & subsidy

Quotations:

-- If you weren't gonna tip him, he did the right thing and I applaud him. He's a driver, he drives. He's not your butler.

-- Agreed, had a pax recently who advised that people with disabilities get subsidy from the gov't for taxis, I'm sure Uber is working on this, but until then, it isn't worth it for us as partners, regardless of how "nice" it would be to help them out!

Definitions:

butler:
the main male servant in a large house.

subsidy:
money that is paid by a government or an organization to reduce the costs of services or of producing goods so that their prices can be kept low.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

spill the beans & algorithm

Quotations:


-- I've often wondered why no Uber or exUber employee has spilled the beans on the different computer programming or algorithms in use by Uber for drivers, riders, surging etc ... they've been around for a few years now, you'd think someone would have leaked something juicy

Definitions:

spill the beans:
to tell sb. sth., often sth. that should be kept secret.

algorithm:
a set of rules that must be followed when solving a particular problem.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

dickhead & get over onself

Quotations:

-- Look in the mirror and all you get is a nobody driving dickheads around. A slave basically. So get over yourself. We are essentially mules. Get over your self worth.

Definitions:

dickhead:
a very rude way of referring to sb, especially a man, that you think is stupid.

get over oneself:
stop being conceited or pretentious.

Friday, January 27, 2017

smug & weirdo

Quotations:

 
-- I had a Pax last night cancel 5 times on me during a surge I was driving along Crown St Surry Hills towards Cleveland st I got first ping at 1.8x surge to pick up pax then cancel quickly then again this happened a total of 5 times I kept driving in his direction pick up near near Cleveland st I spotted him he pinged me again outside my door when surge was over jumped in all smug and i asked him why he kept cancelling?

-- no wonder alotta female pax say drivers are weirdos the comments i see in here all the time its like teenage kids who never beeen in a 2 metre radius of a woman before

Definitions:

smug:
looking or feeling too pleased about sth you have done or achieved.

weirdo:
a person who looks strange and/or behaves in a strange way.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

dumbed down & parlance

Quotations:

-- (in dumbed down parlance, it's 'calling BS')

Definitions:

dumbed down:
simplified so as to be intellectually undemanding and accessible to a wide audience.

parlance:
a particular way of using words or expressing yourself, for example one used by a particular group.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

dish out & smashed

Quotations:

-- You dumb enough to try this on , you deserve everything the law dishes out to you;

-- However, on one instance in Greystanes back in December I had a rider who told me on arrival that her boyfriend (whose house she was being dropped at) looked smashed (as he was walking toward my car) and she said that he gets aggressive and violent when he is in this state. 

Definitions:

dish out:
1. to give something out freely, especially criticism, money, punishment, or advice;
2. to serve food to people;

smashed:
very drunk.







Tuesday, January 24, 2017

radiator & erratic

Quotations:


-- Q)Do you have water?
A) yes, but it's in the radiator 

-- Q)I had an erratic Uber driver the other day he was jumping in and out of lanes.
A) that's funny a fellow Uber driver told me at the airport that he drives erratically when ever he gets passengers with bad breath in the car!
Would you like a mentos??

Definitions:

radiator:
a device for cooling the engine of a vehicle or an aircraft.

erratic:
not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.

Monday, January 23, 2017

ramification & tisk tisk

Quotations:

-- What's the legal ramification for Uber discarding trip data?

-- If I didn't have the video to create a screen shot they would come up with some nonsense. Tisk tisk.

Definitions:

ramification:
one of the large number of complicated and unexpected results that follow an action or a decision;

tisk tisk:
It's something people say to show that you should be ashamed;

Sunday, January 22, 2017

a tad & my two cents

Quotations:

-- LOL! Just a tad.

-- So as promised, here's my two cents. I don't think there will be a rate cut anytime soon. Here's why.

Definitions:

a tad:
a little bit; slightly; somewhat;

my two cents:
"My two cents" ("my 2¢") and its longer version "put my two cents in" is an American idiomatic expression, taken from the original English idiom "to put in my two cents worth" or "my two-cents." It is used to preface the tentative statement of one's opinion.



Saturday, January 21, 2017

jinxed & etiquette

Quotations:


-- Well give it that following weekend, guess who got a request involving a child and her mother.. talk about being jinxed.


-- I've been led to believe from other online forums that is appropriate etiquette when pasting a link, to give a short summary or extract.

Definitions:

jinxed:
having or bringing more bad luck than is normal;

jinx:
bad luck; sb/sth that is thought to bring bad luck in a mysterious way;

etiquette:
the formal rules of correct or polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession;




Thursday, January 19, 2017

bugger & rip off

Quotations:


-- I've read similar anecdotes about cabbies who mess with passengers who are playing silly buggers with them. In my brutally honest opinion, both of you are partly to blame, but I still laugh with you about what you did anyway.

--  End the trip a few seconds before arriving at the destination (and make it obvious). This will make them feel like they are getting a discount and that you are not ripping them off.

Definitions:

bugger:
1. an offensive word used to insult sb, especially a man, and to show anger or dislike;
..

rip off:
1. to cheat someone, especially by charging them too much money for something;
2. to steal something;
3. to have sexual intercourse with, to rape;
4. to copy something without permission or licence;


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

impound & lean the ropes

Quotations:


-- What is odd is he was caught by an off duty policeman who discovered the man was an Uber driver. Funny how this guy's car was impounded but no-one has done anything about charging the occupants.
 
-- Take it slow...get familiar with the app, do off peak hours if you feel you still learning the ropes.

Definitions:

impound:
1. to take sth away from sb, so that they cannot use it;
2. to shut up dogs, cats, etc. found on the streets in a pound, until their owners collect them.

learn the ropes:
to know or learn how to do something ,especially a job.