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Oh the huge mentee

Postby Enzo » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:07 pm

SO I am mentoring a young man in the fine and arcane knowledge of electronics for show biz, using my considerable skill and experience in the field. I would say I was tutoring him, but I think that implies assisting for a class elsewhere. Mentoring is just me teaching directly, nest pah?

SO if he would have been a tutee, does that make him a mentee?

"Student" just sounds so... ordinary.

I generally use the Socratic method, because at first it was all Greek to him. Then he has a eureka moment and...

Oh I cannot go on.

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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Lance » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:33 pm

Apprentice?
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Arneb » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:39 pm

I've seen the word mentee used, but apprentice sounds fine to me.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby wring » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:42 pm

I'm taught with suspence.


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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby g-one » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:14 pm

And in honour of the season you have my wrapped attention.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Lance » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:21 pm

Good one! Take a bow.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Enzo » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:36 am

And a ribbon.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby tubeswell » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:44 am

Enzo, thank you for mentoring many mentees over the years - including yours truly.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby g-one » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:09 pm

Me too. You are always going way above and beyond the call Enzo.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Enzo » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:46 pm

Aw, gee, guys...
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby g-one » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:24 pm

Take a bough.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Enzo » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:40 pm

And lose my crown?
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Мастер » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:24 pm

Enzo wrote:"Student" just sounds so... ordinary.


I like to mix ordinary and extraordinary titles. For example, there can be "Dark Lord", "Assistant Dark Lord", "Executive Dark Lord", and "para-Dark Lord".
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Lianachan » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:29 pm

Reminds me of the distinction between butter and buttee.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Lance » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:34 pm

It's clear where "Assistant Dark Lord" and "para-Dark Lord" fall in the hierarchy but I'm less clear on how "Dark Lord" and "Executive Dark Lord" rank. Is the Executive position superior, or more of an emeritus position?
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Мастер » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:36 pm

Lance wrote:It's clear where "Assistant Dark Lord" and "para-Dark Lord" fall in the hierarchy but I'm less clear on how "Dark Lord" and "Executive Dark Lord" rank. Is the Executive position superior, or more of an emeritus position?


I think that needs to be determined on the field of battle.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Lance » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:25 pm

Мастер wrote:
Lance wrote:It's clear where "Assistant Dark Lord" and "para-Dark Lord" fall in the hierarchy but I'm less clear on how "Dark Lord" and "Executive Dark Lord" rank. Is the Executive position superior, or more of an emeritus position?

I think that needs to be determined on the field of battle.

Okay, then what are the criteria for attaining each of the ranks?
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Enzo » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:55 pm

Wouldn't dark lord be the guy, and executive dark lord would be the fellow hired to do the actual work. Like George Lucas is producer, but the executive producer is the real one and who knows who he is.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby Enzo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:53 am

Today's LA Times crossword puzzle had the clue "protege", and the answer was...

Mentee.
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Re: Oh the huge mentee

Postby wring » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:45 am

yes, dear, it's all about you.

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