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My job in Up-Goer Five

Describing my job using only the thousand most common words in English:

There are people who run some places (or who would like to run them) who do not find it easy to talk to people who run other places, but would like to do that more often and better. I help the first group of people to talk to the other people.

Try it yourself.


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Jan. 20th, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
yeah, not such a challenge for me...

"I make up exciting stories and nice people turn them into story books for you to read."
Jan. 20th, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
I am amused by how short both you and nwhyte are able to make your job descriptions while mine went on for paragraphs ...

Edited at 2013-01-20 02:50 pm (UTC)
Jan. 20th, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Mine comes out like this:

Some people die because bad things grow inside their bodies and stop them working. Sometimes doctors can help them. Pictures of their insides help doctors tell if they are getting better. I make the pictures better.

which actually wouldn't be a bad way of describing what I do to a child. I am actually happy to learn that 'cancer' isn't in the thousand most common words; given my job I can't go ten minutes without thinking about it, which can lead you to a rather morbid mindset.
Jan. 20th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
Yep, can relate to that. I got:

I help people figure out how to use computers to make people better or, at least, not dead yet.
Jan. 20th, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
I help young people learn to talk to people who come from somewhere else and talk a different way. I also help them learn to think about numbers.
Jan. 20th, 2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
I help young people learn to talk with people who come from somewhere else and talk in a different way, which also happens to be the way I usually talk. I also help them learn to think about numbers.
Jan. 20th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
I make things that let you use computers to learn more about how to do stuff with numbers. There's stuff that you can do with real-word things like blocks to learn about easy stuff with numbers. But there aren't any real-world things that work like some harder stuff with numbers (like, the kind you probably learn when you reach the age of ten and four). So I make things that live in computers and work like that harder stuff.
Jan. 21st, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
I tell people which books I think they will like, and which books not to bother with. I help people who write to write better.
Jan. 21st, 2013 09:41 am (UTC)
I work with numbers on a thinking box and also write for the world-wide joined-up boxes so that more people know about where I work.
May. 6th, 2016 08:11 am (UTC)
My work is finding out things about how we speak with each other. For a while I was finding out about how people who don't hear speak to each other with their hands and faces and bodies. Not all people who can't hear talk the same way. It is different in different places, like the talk of people who can hear, but the talk of people who can't hear is its own kind of talk, and it isn't made from the talk of people who can hear. Now I have stopped working, but I am still very interested in how people talk.
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