Wednesday, May 24, 2017

knob & scurry

Quotations:


-- So congratulations, knob. You are the proud winner of my first 1 star. Don't spend it all at once.


-- Wrong, taxi drivers do pay tax. They under declare their income in particular cash receipts.

The bombs hit the ant's nest and the ants are all scurrying ...haha...

Definitions:

knob:
1. a highly offensive term for a penis;
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scurry:
to run with quick short steps;


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

sublet & overlord

Quotations:


-- Really? That's good news too. I know a number of motel operators (read taxi drivers) who have expressed concerns about this. Even renters who are subletting for air bnb around here...

-- rivacy!?! Ha! Move to the Bahamas... Yep this is 'the' nanny state. I for one, welcome our new (old) overlords..

Definitions:

sublet:
to rent to sb else all or part of a property that you rent from the owner.

overlord:
(especially in the past) a person who has power over many other people.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

plasma & scrutiny

Quotations:


-- I got an email about this on Monday (I didn't do it last year). This year, they're offering $30/hour - I assume this is exempt from Uber's commission(?)
Red Cross is a charity I'm happy to support (I also do a regular plasma donation every fortnight), so after reading your review from last year, I'm going to give it a go.


-- You can self-assess 100% but unless it's a trade/commercial vehicle or you've heavily modified your vehicle for purely commercial use, a claim of 100% business use is unlikely to survive audit scrutiny.

Definitions:

plasma:
the clear liquid part of blood, in which the blood cells, etc. float;

scrutiny:
careful and thorough examination.




Friday, May 19, 2017

baulk & balk

Quotations:


-- Just peeves me off. Had a pax last night that baulked when I asked her to wear her belt, then balked when I dropped her off on a side street that was far safer and a bit more legal than directly in front of Newtown Station...

Anyway, I sent a msg via the 'change rating' option. See what happens.

Definitions:

baulk:
1. to stop suddenly and refuse to go on, especially when faced with an obstacle;
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balk:
1. to hesitate over something or be unwilling to do something, usually because of moral scruples or a natural aversion;
2. to refuse to deal with something that presents a difficulty.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

good riddance & sickening

Quotations:


-- Good riddance and one less ant on the road.

-- Good luck mate. You were Murphys law example. Others will follow when they end up with a bill.

Bath you are most sickening

Definitions:

good riddance:
an unkind way of saying that you are pleased that sb/sth has gone;

sickening:
1. making you feel disgusted or shocked;
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

all ears & douchebag

Quotations:


-- We're not going anywhere :)
All ears

-- Wtf ..you had a 1*? Was the pax a ducebag ?

Or did you let your service go down a bit? :) not enough porn ? Haha

Definitions:

all ears:
listening, or ready to listen, attentively or enthusiastically to sth.

douchebag:
1. a highly offensive term that deliberately insults somebody's appearance or character;
2. a syringe used for washing out the vagina.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

classy & remainder

Quotations:



-- Ive had this happen once where 2 young hornbags were in the back and I noticed the young ladies head getting lower from sight in the rear view mirror.
Once it disappeared completely from sight, I firmly announced the ETA till drop off. The classy girl shot up in her seat and both stared out the window for the remainder of the trip.

Definitions:

classy:
of high quality; expensive and fashionable.

remainder:
1. the remaining people, things or time;
2. the numbers left after one number has been subtracted from another, or one number has been divided int onaother;
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Monday, May 15, 2017

make out & hornbag

Quotations:


-- Has anyone ever had drunk pax couple making out and possibly moving into a more sexual situation in your backseat on a Friday or Saturday night? If so how do you handle this type of scenario.

-- Ive had this happen once where 2 young hornbags were in the back and I noticed the young ladies head getting lower from sight in the rear view mirror.
Once it disappeared completely from sight, I firmly announced the ETA till drop off. The classy girl shot up in her seat and both stared out the window for the remainder of the trip.

Definitions:

make out:
1. to have sexual intercourse;
2. to kiss and caress somebody as an expression of sexual desire;
3. ..

hornbag:
Australian slang: a promiscuous woman; a hot/sexy looking woman or man;


Thursday, May 11, 2017

clock up & segregate

Quotations:


-- Now, 21 and working full-time as a digital editor, she's clocking up 45 hours a week playing first-person shooter Counter-Strike — one of the world's most popular games.

-- Another player, Mads Brown, said women-only leagues created an environment where female players segregated themselves from main competitions.

Definitions:

clock up:
to reach a particular total.

segregate:
1. to separate people of different races, religions or sexes and treat them in a different way;
2. to keep one thing separate from another;

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

grapple & bevy

Quotations:


As Uber grapples with controversies over its workplace culture, CEO Travis Kalanick is considering a bevy of measures to tackle another enormous business challenge: the accelerating exodus of Uber drivers.

Definitions:

​grapple:
1. to try hard to find a solution to a problem;
2. to take a firm hold of sb/sth and struggle with them;

bevy:
a large group of people or things of the same kind.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

roadkill & improvise

Quotations:


-- It also shows why driverless taxis will never succeed. Just imagine if this happened to a driverless taxi, they would not be able to move. At least human beings are able to improvise.

-- I use Google Maps for Ubering, Waze for personal driving. I don't want pop-ups that I have to dismiss for every little thing Waze users report seeing along the road when I'm more interested in reading street signs than I am about roadkill in one half mile. But when I'm alone and offline I like to know where the cops are hiding.

Definitions:

roadkill:
the killing of an animal by a car hitting it on the road.

improvise:
1. to do something without preparing it first, often because the situation does not allow you to prepare;
2. to make something from whatever is available, although it is not what you normally use;
3. to perform or compose something, especially a sketch, play, song, or piece of music, without any preparation or set text to follow;


Monday, May 8, 2017

put in place & spoof

Quotations:


Drivers have been spoofing, it goes way back to jail breaking in the early years.
Uber put in place jailbreak detection and would give you a pop-up warning and wouldn't allow you to sign on.

Definitions:
put in place:
"Put in place" can also be an idiom in its own right, meaning established or implemented, usually referring to a system, a social structure or an institution, and often not involving any actual objects being relocated.

spoof:
1. to deceive or fool somebody;
2. to send e-mail using a false name or e-mail address
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