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#1 2010-08-30 22:55:47

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1148

"salvy" for savvy

Savvy is apparently derived from W. Indies pidgin for Fr. savez or Sp. sabe, “do you know?” It became a noun and an adjective, as in savvy investor. An alternate understanding of the word is possible, as salvy, which would be pronounced the same way, but would mean having the unguent. Web salvy students got the healing lotion. With this explanation, you can see why I put it here in slips.

Marketing strategy
we will use our website to keep our customers, especially the more web salvy college students, updated on the movie selection

Website credits
The Merdith Brooks song is contributed to her and her web salvy self.

Computer help
I’m not too tech salvy & a bit nervous when it comes to fixing a pc

Computer marketing student
WHY BE TECH SALVY?
I think after taking this class, i have to make an effort to stay updates with new technologies.

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#2 2010-08-31 09:54:38

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 790

Re: "salvy" for savvy

The need for such a soothing balm is widespread:

Students will extend their business literacy and computational skills, and develop skills in problem salving and financial management that will be of value …

I don’t know if you’re still keeping up with this but I haven’t salved the problem yet.

He bought a Houser stem with anti-vibe mount and that salved his problem!

I am searching the web whole day long to get sometihng useful, which would salve my problem. So far with no luck.

Well, we are here from sun rise to sun set and still we have not found a good way to salve our problem

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#3 2010-08-31 14:55:25

jorkel
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Registered: 2006-08-08
Posts: 1455

Re: "salvy" for savvy

Perhaps it’s not the healing sense of a salve thats being invoked. Salves may have an oily look to them, so “salvy” might take on an imagery of slickness. So, when someone says he isn’t “tech salvy”, he may mean that he’s not too slick with new technology!

... that kinda makes me wonder how the usage “slick with” came into existence!

Last edited by jorkel (2010-08-31 15:11:08)

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#4 2012-04-05 11:56:06

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 917

Re: "salvy" for savvy

A saucy simbling: computer sassy.

Calling all the computer sassy (microsoft word). Hi all,
I am applying for a scholarship abroad, and you have to include pictures in a document (6 pics).
Yahoo questions

Computer sassy girls.. I need your help! Does anyone know how to upload a video onto a website??
Family forum

Just wanted to see if my new avatar was working! Oops! Looks like he’s been squashed a bit (must rush off to consult my computer sassy daughters
Social forum

I’m not very computer sassy but I’m certain the more you pay for a laptop, the better the laptop is
Computer advice

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