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What's a "Yhw."?

An e-mail I just received contained quite a thread of prior messages.  One of the other messages, from someone I've never met, contains:

Thanks,

Joe Schlobotnick, Yhw.
IS Manager

I've never heard of the title "Yhw."  I tried a Google search just now and turned up basically nothing.

Do any of you geniuses know what this is?

Karl Perry
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Heh. The two meanings I found that I like in this context are
- it's "why" backwards (and what IT manager doesn't spend half the day crying "Why?")
- Short for "Yahweh," or God.

Other than that, nothing. Ask him. :-)

Philo

Philo
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Your Humble Waiter?
Yale Honors Winner?

Chris Nahr
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Joe appears to have had a career change since last I encountered him.  (And a name-spelling change for that matter.)

Kyralessa
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Perhaps this discussion could shed some light. http://groups.google.com/groups?q=Title+%22Yhw.%22&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=af00ht%24dqp%241%40news8.svr.pol.co.uk&rnum=1

Better still, ask Joel.

KayJay
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Young Handsome White
You're Headed Where
You Heard What

gad
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

I contacted him.

"Your humble webmaster."

I thought it was some fancy new accreditation I'd have to go get.

Ah, well.

Karl Perry
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

See? I almost got it right! Well, except for the profession...

Chris Nahr
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Ya, he *says* it's "your humble webmaster", but I'd bet dollars to donuts that he's thinking the not-so-humble definitions described above.

NameWithheldOutOfBravery
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

I bet you dollars-to-donuts that Joe Schlobotnick is one huge dork!

Bob
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

I had a Linguistics teacher in college that always signed his name "Frank Parker, POE." During an office visit, I asked him what it meant, and he said "President of Earth," and that he'd been signing it that way for twenty years, and had never been challenged on it, so he presumed it was accepted and correct. He was an unusual character with a big ego and subtle sense of humor, so it worked for him. He also said that in all that time, I was only the third person to ask.

That brings to mind another college instructor, a biology teacher, that during the presentation on primate skulls, had a cantaloupe on the table lined up with all the skulls, sorted by size in with them. After class, while I was on the way up to her desk after the class to ask her the purpose of the cantaloupe, she made an announcement to everyone leaving: no one got to keep the cantaloupe that year. She would always bring one during that presentation and give it to whoever asked what it was as a way to encourage questions during her presentations. She didn't sign her name funny, though. She did dress up as a gorilla and throw straw at us during a talk on aggressive displays, though.

Troy King
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

God is just a myth. And if He isn't, then why the heck doesn't he return my calls?! :-P

Wisea**
Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Hey Wisea** - your message is interesting.  You don't believe, yet you honor the imaginery superhero by capitalizing the name.

5v3n
Wednesday, May 12, 2004

What can I say, I guess I'm ambivalent about H/his existence.

Wisea**
Wednesday, May 12, 2004

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