The Microsoft Company Picnic has as a side effect a demonstration of Microsoft’s rich cultural diversity

You hear parents scolding their kids in so many different languages.

Comments (9)
  1. Will says:

    What’s up with this text appearing at the top of your blog Raymond?  

    “not actually to establish a blogging point where individuals can enrich their learns on facilitating and leveraging .NET-related activities most effectively”

    [Hint: It’s a link. -Raymond]
  2. zmx says:

    I guess one parents only speaks one language, but many can be multi-lingual.

    It will be really interesting to see parents say the same scolding words using different languages at the same time :)

  3. zmx says:

    Regarding the text at top, I think it is a overly convoluted management-speak, which Raymond hates so much that he created a link out of it :)

  4. Raymond: That’s a very well hidden link. At least give us some underlining or something.

  5. Boris says:

    The underlining needlessly emphasizes the text.

  6. I grew up in a very ethnically diverse neighborhood, then had the shock of going to a University in which the ethnic mix of the student population was "only" proportionate.

    I spent the first two years wondering where all the caucasians came from!

    Thankfully now that I’m at MS things are back to normal. :)

  7. Dean Harding says:

    "I guess one parents only speaks one language, but many can be multi-lingual."

    If the parents have different languages as their first language, typically what they’ll do is each speak their own native tongue to the child, thus the child grows up bilingual.

    A friend of mine is French, and his wife is Australian and that’s what they do. The side-effect benefit is his wife is learning a lot more French now, too!

  8. JenK says:

    The Microsoft Company Picnic is like The Bite of Seattle, only the trash is actually corralled instead of all over and separate from recyclables.

  9. Friday says:

    quote Boris:

    The underlining needlessly emphasizes the text.


    I hate texts that have non-underlined links. I must hunt them. If it’s a link, it should be underlined. If it’s not important, it shouldn’t be a link.

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