A new acronym to confuse the uninitiated

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A new acronym to confuse the uninitiated

Post by reinhard » Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:15 pm

First there were S-days (days that start with S)

Then there were N-days (Non-S-days)

How about NWS-days? (Non-Weekend-S-days)

Pro: short, precise, unambiguous technical term for something we need to make sure doesn't happen too often.

Con: baffling if you don't know what it stands for.

Might be good for check-ins, if nothing else. "NWS" is easy to find with a text search and tabulate at the end of the month or whatever period you are interested in.

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Post by cvmom » Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:29 pm

Why not?

It makes sense.

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Post by joasia » Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:48 pm

Correct me if I am wrong, but I always thought that there were N days, S days, and special occasions/holidays. Therefore NWS days are already covered under the special occasion clause.
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Post by reinhard » Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:22 pm

That's correct, they are covered. But they're a "specially" interesting subset of S-days.

There's no need to consider them separately or track them if it's not a problem or doesn't interest you.

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Post by Jammin' Jan » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:45 pm

I like NWS-days. Days when my husband and I are both off from work and school, I have begun treating as S days, even though they aren't on the weekend. But they aren't holidays or other Special days either. So days like today I will think of as NWS days, with the proviso that I must make it up. Tomorrow I am working all day, so it will be an N-day for me. Then Sunday will be an S-day as usual.

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Post by kccc » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:27 pm

For me, NWS days would be the "special days" that are okay - but you don't want too many of them.

For example, my dh's birthday this week was a legitimate NWS-day, but ordinary Fridays (which I WANT to turn into S days) are not.

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Post by mimi » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:28 am

Great! I had one of those days - NWS - on Wednesday of this week, my third day into No S. I made it an S day, but it really wasn't a special occasion. I did it mainly so I wouldn't blow the whole day as I would have done in the past. I'm one of those, sad to say, "all or nothing" dieters - or at least I was until I heard about No S. It worked and I got through the day and the situations that I was worried about fine. But, I agree with KCCC - you don't want too many of them. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and Sunday - my first official real S days!
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Post by navin » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:26 am

The only issue is an acronym collision. NWS can also mean "Not Work Safe".
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Post by J Ellis » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:00 am

The only issue is an acronym collision. NWS can also mean "Not Work Safe".
Or "Non-Wicked S-Day," as in an S-day where you actually showed restraint, observed the "sometimes" clause, and contented yourself with a small bowl of ice cream instead of the half-gallon, individual serving. :D

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Post by FarmerHal » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:03 am

Sounds good to me.
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