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RE: Dba or cook?

From: Kevin Closson <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 07:27:52 -0800
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No, "a large client of us" is not proper grammar anywhere in the former Empire, Niall. Also, I've never considered grammatical rapes a part of American English. I'll pass on the aluminium perambulator though. :-)  

If you want to see an interesting experiment in English (and a lot of incorrect information to boot), give MetaLink 169539.1 a gander. It was brought to my attention with a commont on my blog since I'm starting a mini-series about the NUMA aspects of Oracle on Opteron: angle-part-i/          

[] On Behalf Of Niall Litchfield Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 5:55 AM To:
Subject: Re: Dba or cook?  

I can *nearly* forgive the marinating typo/auto correct, though obviously I'd like it to apply to developers rather than the servers that they work on. "a large client of us" though, urrgh, please somone tell me this construct isn't common even in the former colonies. It certainly isn't English and I don't really believe it is American either.


On 1/18/07, Kerber, Andrew <> wrote:

Below is an actual email I received. I bet a server would have to be marinated a longggggg time to be edible.  


We have a 2 -3 months contract need with a large client of us in St Louis
for a strong Oracle DBA.

Candidate needs to have experience in configuring and marinating development servers as well as managing production servers. Experience with Oracle 9i and/or 10g is required.

This is a possible hire opportunity after the initial contract but candidates need to be Green Card holders or US Citizens to be considered for fulltime employment.

Please send your resume along with contact, rate/salary and availability details if you are open to consider the opportunity.

Thank you

Andrea Skinner
Aptude Inc
630-692-6700 X 18

*Ask about our Consultant Referral Program* You could earn $500 for qualified referrals. Disclosure: Candidates must have worked for Aptude, Inc. for a period of
3 months
(90 Days) prior to receipt of Referral Fee

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