Wednesday, March 22, 2017

When cardspeak sneaks into workspeak

Embarrassing moment yesterday at work.

I was in a meeting with a few colleagues having a discussion about a current project. Someone made an interesting point about a wild card scenario, so to speak.

And I said, "Yeah, that's the real x-factor here."

Except I didn't say "x-factor." Nope. I said "x-fractor."

I said, completely by accident, "Yeah, that's the real x-fractor here."

Now, I quickly corrected myself as having made a slip of the tongue. I did the whole "X-factor, that is. X-factor." I repeated the correct word a few times to over-correct the slip. And I'm sure no one else knew that an X-Fractor is actually a baseball card, which is why my mind even has that word in its vocabulary. Still, I was like, "did I really just say that?"
Speaking of X-Fractors, here's my newest Ty Hensley - a 2012 Bowman's Best Rookie Die Cut, but the X-Fractor version, which I didn't even know existed until I saw it. It's numbered 08/25, so fairly rare.


  1. Believe it or not, I've actually done the same thing... except I didn't correct it. I was hoping everybody heard "X-Factor." Regardless, I felt pretty silly afterwards.

  2. hahaha. I feel like I could get away with some card speak at my job.
    * short print - It looks like the powerpoint printout was short printed. I'll bring some more.