Google Mail down?

Posted by: NucleusG4

Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 05:19 AM

It's telling me:


Google Apps - Server error

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Server error
We are unable to process your request at this time, please try again later.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 05:27 AM

I got something similar. Ironic, I rarely use email these days and this happens when I'm waiting for a pretty important email.
Posted by: Joyride

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 05:38 AM

They said "Please try again in 30 seconds. Thatís all we know."

I'm waiting 35 min for that...
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 06:02 AM

I get:



but I can access my gmail account directly. crazy
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 06:31 AM

I had the Mail.app gmail error, but could get the mail via the gmail page. But now everything is hunky dory.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 06:35 AM

Yes it is. I've had two of my customers call me about it this morning also.
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 06:53 AM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
I had the Mail.app gmail error, but could get the mail via the gmail page. But now everything is hunky dory.


Hunky dory it is.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 01:04 PM

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Sure, it's a phrase that has been in my vocabulary since my earliest recollections. But now that it's been brought up,I must know more:

Origin[s]

Hunkey dorey
There's no agreed derivation of the expression 'hunky-dory'. It is American and the earliest example of it in print that I have found is from a collection of US songs, George Christy's Essence of Old Kentucky, 1862:

Hunkey Dorey

As sung by Christy's Minstrels.
Air - "Limerick Races"

One of the boys am I,
That always am in clover;
With spirits light and high,
'Tis well I'm known all over.
I am always to be found,
A singing in my glory;
With your smiling faces round,
'Tis then I'm hunkey dorey.

The Christy Minstrels were a 'blackface' minstrel group formed by Edwin Pearce Christy, George Christy's father. Both men were born in the USA, but Christy is an Irish surname and the tone of the above lyrics, along with the Limerick-based tune, all point to an Irish association with the phrase.

More here.

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Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 02:30 PM

I blame David Bowie.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 03:14 PM

I got that.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 03:19 PM

Which makes me think of the word copasetic. A few months ago a friend used it on me. It sounded so official I figured it was a "real" word. I looked it up and it appears to be now largely unused slang from the US on the 20s. Anyone heard of it?

The guy I know is from Toronto and I have heard him use other phrases that appear to originate in the northeast US. Torontonians seem more affected by New York et al than places like, say, Iowa.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 03:54 PM

I used to say copacetic alla time... now every once in a while. As to it's being largely unused, not so sure about that.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 04:33 PM

or Copacetic was also used in the late 1970's and early 80's. with a meaning of everythings ok. or all right
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 05:18 PM

We used to say it was "cool and copacetic." cool
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Google Mail down? - 04/17/13 05:29 PM

Copac/setic--a jazz world word. I love it.