Team won't stop saying Mons

Amazon / Eng scoops34
Jan 4 45 Comments

At some point in time, a very important service that the team works with was named "Mons."

Mons is a part of the female anatomy. I don't know if my team is aware of this.

The service is so important that it is mentioned a few dozen times a day and referenced many, many times in our documentation.

What the fuck.

EDIT: I asked them if it stands for something, and they had no idea.
As opposed to a service like SCope Recognition Optics Telephoning Ultimate Mediator, where it'd be like "okay, you named it scrotum, but at least you could give me a good reason"

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  • Amazon JesozB
    So what's wrong with it? A quick Google brings about 5 other relevant uses of this word including a city and a Volcano before the anatomical reference is mentioned.
    Jan 4 8
    • Amazon JesozB
      Fast forward to about 3 minutes in this one

      https://youtu.be/fHMoDt3nSHs
      Jan 4
    • Amazon / Eng scoops34
      OP
      I like the encyclopedia dramatica page for "Offended?" even more
      Jan 4
    • Amazon JesozB
      To be honest your comparison of scrotum and Mons isn't fair and you kind of proved my point for me. Scrotum, dick, balls are very well known with respect to their links to male anatomy. Whereas Mons is fairly unknown or unheard of. Its not a word like c**nt or other more commonly used words to refer to female anatomy. So in all probability when the team chose that name they perhaps did mean Volcano or a city. Just because you know another meaning of that word which has quite different meaning should give you amusement and not offence.

      I speak 3 languages. Often I come across names of services or things in English which have such a different and often rude meaning in another language. The exact same word I mean. Doesn't give me a right to get offended or moan about it.
      That's just my opinion though. Feel free to call me whatever you might want to call me. Chances are I won't understand your insults anyway 😜
      Jan 4
    • Google / Mgmt Dian
      ^ And even Google agrees - search for Mons and none of the top 5 are about anatomy. Search for Scrotum and it's the first result - so it's not a valid analogy. Even Mons as an anatomy first refers to the base of fingers in your hand. The sexual term is actually "Mons pubis". Stop exaggerating. You just have a perverted mind OP, admit it 😉
      Jan 4
    • New b37
      Mons just means mound or mountain in Latin. Get your mind out of the gutter!
      Jan 4
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    • Amazon / Product
      vmprwrkday

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      I’m just following this now because I had the last comment but it’s pretty funny to hear a Googler weigh in on women’s issues so I’m appreciating that.
      Jan 5
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      vmprwrkday

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      PS - Dian you sound like a fun guy with lots of friends and definitely no anger issues
      Jan 5
    • Amazon JesozB
      @vmprwrkday I must admit your sarcasm was lost on me earlier when you referred to "the person trying be smart on the thread". If it was intended at myself then clearly I am not smart enough as I missed the reference 😝
      Jan 6
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      vmprwrkday

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      @Jesoz - yep, “do the needful” is Blind’s version of “dilly, dilly!” It’s something we all wish everyone would stop saying so we could kindly revert back to a world before it was a thing (shit, it’s irresistible sometimes)
      Jan 6
    • Amazon / Product
      vmprwrkday

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      And @lvd11 - the Googler who is SO COMMITTED to the idea that mons is a totally non sexual term that he’s calling strangers scum and turd...that seems like a well adjusted healthy individual? That’s just banter? I’ve met that type of dude too many times that I can’t be so naive.
      Jan 6
  • Amazon Redux
    Ya mons
    Jan 4 0
  • rewardStyle ShopStyle
    those mons-ters
    Jan 4 0
  • Amazon / Eng Chad🕶
    A word bothers you that much? Grow up. You sound like a chick who hates the word "moist"
    Jan 4 1
  • Amazon / R&D
    DoNeedful!

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    I recall hearing conversations a few years back between developers on another team we shared the floor with. It sounded as if we at one point they had a service called “Grinder”. I believe they got rid of the name so maybe see if you can follow their lead.
    Jan 4 2
    • Amazon / Eng scoops34
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      Grindr is an Amazon product? I wish I was gay now.
      Jan 4
    • Amazon / R&D
      DoNeedful!

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      Thing is, it was a completely different and way more boring service from what I gathered. It just happened to share a pronunciation with a hookup app.
      Jan 4
  • New DuQvV7x
    OP you have every right to be offended.

    Just as your team has every right to DGAF.

    Everyone gets what they want.
    Jan 4 0
  • New / Eng i i i
    I agree. Let's ban that word if it offends somebody. Also while we are at banning party, ban all words starting with D. Just fucking ban them from official setting. They are super offensive, like 3 times more offensive than Mons.
    Jan 4 2
    • Amazon JesozB
      You used the F word. I am offended. I demand that you are hung drawn and quartered.

      Oh shit I used a D word.

      Oh fuck I said shit.

      Oh bollocks I said fuck.

      Crap!
      Jan 4
    • New / Eng i i i
      No, you cant demand lynching, unless, may be, if you are alt-right. Feel free to be offended tho.
      Jan 4
  • VMware BobbleHat
    We should ban the letter e. It sounds like the last half of a derogatory female anatomy word. My team keeps saying this sound. I am not sure if they are aware how offensive this is. A ban and training is required.
    Jan 4 1
    • New / Eng i i i
      Yes yes yes! Send them to re-education concentration camps.
      Jan 4
  • Oracle redvsblue
    It means mound. Get over it.
    Jan 4 0