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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 12:12 PM
I've always hated this phrase. My high school track coach said it ad nauseum.

I hear it WAY too much anymore. I heard an interview with someone who mentioned
this is one of those words/phrases that needs banning.

What's your definition of 110%?

I always thought you gave 100% and that's that.
If you got reserves you ain't trying hard enough.



 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 12:17 PM
Just when you think you're tapped out, dig down, find that extra bit, push on.
When you walk away, you gave it everything you had and then some...that is a no-lose
situation everytime.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 12:20 PM
It means that you had to borrow 10%.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 12:24 PM
Easy, with the current ease in the debt markets the extra 10% can be financed with no money down at 2% interest, for a year then rising to 12% with full repayment required in two more years, on Tuesdays when the moon is blue!

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 12:25 PM
I have done quite a few sports interviews over time and they are all stupid and full of cliches. Never understood the point.

Before a game/match, they always talk about giving their all(110%) and taking it one game at a time. Who ever played two at the same time? It is the response because there is noting to say besides I will try my best to win.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 12:38 PM
I'll tell ya what a Hundred Friggin Ninety Percent is:

Doing 48 weeks of Interferon / Ribavirin chemo treatment for Hep C!!!!!

sorry, couldn't resist. 110% is a hackneyed phrase.....

 

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I'll tell ya what a Hundred Friggin Ninety Percent is:

Doing 48 weeks of Interferon / Ribavirin chemo treatment for Hep C!!!!!

sorry, couldn't resist. 110% is a hackneyed phrase.....




No need to apologise brother. Lost my best bud to the disease in November and I know what you are going through...........

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 01:02 PM
I asked a math professor this very question when we were shooting a movie at Princeton a few years back, and that term was being used a lot.
What I comprehended out of his explanation was: You can get try and get 100 out of 100 right, but what will you get out of 200 right ..or 1000 right? Something can be 1000% more than something else. Just because you got 100 out of 100 doesn't mean you will get 1000 out of 1000. Of course his answer was based on test taking, and not individual effort at each giving moment, but I found his answer fasinating, and made me think. He also hit me with this question:
If something is 1 in a million, do you try something 999,999 times, and get it on the last try, or do you get it the 1st time and miss 999,999 times after that...or what in between?
Then he went on to Quantum Physics to explain how everything is actually happening at the same time, and made me realize how very little I really know.
But I try...110% all the time

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 01:18 PM
When your audience gives you 100%, you give back 110%. It's called interest.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 01:27 PM
There is no such thing at 110 percent.

percent = fraction of the total x 100.

110 percent has no mathematical meaning. It is just a cliche.

Since Gregg can never get to 110%, the ABB is no more!





 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 01:33 PM
All you can do is all you can do, and that's enough.

 

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What if I'm hired to work 40 hours in a week, I do the absolute best I can for those 40 hours, then donate another 4 hours of my own time, at the same level of performance, in order to increase the quantity of my output?

I would have given 10% more than any reasonable expectation..

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 02:04 PM
ok, 100% represents all of one entity. since effort is an entity one can only give 100%.

exceeding 100% is a measure of an entity compared to factors of that entity, or other entities. i.e., if your business's profit this year is $60 and next year it's $180 your growth is 200%, or two entities of measurement beyond the original.

 

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quote:
ok, 100% represents all of one entity. since effort is an entity one can only give 100%.

exceeding 100% is a measure of an entity compared to factors of that entity, or other entities. i.e., if your business's profit this year is $60 and next year it's $180 your growth is 200%, or two entities of measurement beyond the original.





this "new math" makes my brain hurt

 

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ok, 100% represents all of one entity. since effort is an entity one can only give 100%.

exceeding 100% is a measure of an entity compared to factors of that entity, or other entities. i.e., if your business's profit this year is $60 and next year it's $180 your growth is 200%, or two entities of measurement beyond the original.







this "new math" makes my brain hurt



Nothing "new" here, wott school did you go too?


We've all heard the stories of small people doing un- humanly feats in a time of need. The best example I can give is when something really heavy falls on someone, and a person who normally can't budge 200 lb is able to move 2000 lb. this would mathmatically equate to giving in excess of 1000%. People on a norm are lazy, and will only exert 70 - 80 % and call it there all, but when the fire hits fanny, you give it all you got then some.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 04:14 PM
and whoever said "practice makes perfect" should have their head slapped too...

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 04:26 PM
Glad I saved this, I knew I'd need it someday

This explains it all . . .


Math viewpoint

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes
like this: What Makes
100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those

people who say they are giving more than 100%? We
have all been to those
meetings where someone wants you to give over
100%. How about achieving
103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might
help you answer these
questions:

If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y
Z

is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

and

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
But,

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

And,

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T

2+ 21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.
A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can then conclude with mathematical
certainty that while
HARDWORK and KNOWLEDGE will get you close, and,
ATTITUDE will get you
there, BULL **** and ASSKISSING will put you over
the top

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 04:37 PM
And there you have it.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 04:47 PM
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Glad I saved this, I knew I'd need it someday

This explains it all . . .


Math viewpoint

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes
like this: What Makes
100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those

people who say they are giving more than 100%? We
have all been to those
meetings where someone wants you to give over
100%. How about achieving
103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might
help you answer these
questions:

If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y
Z

is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

and

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
But,

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

And,

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T

2+ 21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.
A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can then conclude with mathematical
certainty that while
HARDWORK and KNOWLEDGE will get you close, and,
ATTITUDE will get you
there, BULL **** and ASSKISSING will put you over
the top


ROTFLMFAO!!!

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 04:49 PM
LOL!!! Thank, Fast - this 'splains everything!

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 06:12 PM
No kidding..... that has to be true!

 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 06:13 PM
It's a figure of speech and a damn good one at that!
 

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  posted on 3/27/2008 at 06:40 PM
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this "new math" makes my brain hurt



Nothing "new" here, wott school did you go too?



OK mr smarty pants

Explain how someone can hit 110% of baseballs thrown to them?

not even ted williams can manage that feat.

 

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OK mr smarty pants

Explain how someone can hit 110% of baseballs thrown to them?

not even ted williams can manage that feat.







I bet Barry Bonds could if The Rocket was Pitching!

 

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this "new math" makes my brain hurt



Nothing "new" here, wott school did you go too?



OK mr smarty pants

Explain how someone can hit 110% of baseballs thrown to them?

not even ted williams can manage that feat.




Maybe if he'd had createen, and some Barry Bonds juice

 

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