Can you guess what the word "sortie" mean on the Mylot homepage when it loads?

@stephcjh (32327)
United States
March 29, 2007 10:55am CST
When I load Mylot's new homepage, as it is loading it says: loading sortie. What in the world is a sortie? I have never heard of the word sortie before. My guess is that it means: groups. I just looked the word up in the dictionary and it says the meaning of the word is this: 1. a sally of troops, 2. a combat mission of aircraft Is there some other meaning for sortie that is not listed in the dictionary? Are we a sally of troops on a combat mission in aircrafts at Mylot? Laught out loud. Can someone try and explain their thoughts and theories on this?
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
I also look up on the dictionary and came up with the same meaning. I think mylot used the word "sortie" like it is sort out as according to each features we have. For instance, our messages are sort out as a group. Am I making sense...LOL!!!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
It makes total sense to me laugh out loud. So you are saying that sortie means to sort out, correct?
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
Oh my friend, I'm as confused as you. Its like they organized each one so it will be easier for us to sortie...LOL!!!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
That is just too funny, laugh out loud. I sortie thought it was something like that. Hehehe.
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• Philippines
29 Mar 07
Maybe it is related to the word to sort, to classify. "sortie" is more of a noun in french, when you say "Je sort","tu sort", it means I'm going out, You're going out. "La sortie" means more of an outside activity, like a field trip, outing. It is also define as an action to leave a place, going out, coming out. Also define as an outpout of information "dispositif de sortie". In " la porte de sortie" it means an exit door or an escape route. Maybe in my lot an escape of data which are going out and leaving for your homepage.!? (^^,)Something like that surely, hope I haven't annoyed you with my french. "Bonne Journee!" Have a nice day! And by the way, thank you for adding me to your friends!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
You are welcome. I am glad to have you for a friend. You didn't annoy me with the French. It gave me more knowldge of the word and the different ways it can be used. There seems to be many uses for the word in different languages.
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• Canada
29 Mar 07
LOL, at first I thought Mylot had gone bilingual. I was wondering where it should exit to, but then I read their explanation of sortie on their FAQ's. Interesting.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I thought it could have been a typo error at first laugh out loud. I think it should say loading content or groups.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
29 Mar 07
It is kind of hard and maybe an indicator of where Mylot is headquartered. Here is what I found... sortie A noun 1 sortie (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation) Category Tree: act; human action; human activity +action +change +motion; movement; move +travel; traveling; travelling +air travel; aviation; air +flight; flying +sortie 2 sortie, sally a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position Category Tree: act; human action; human activity +group action +military action; action +sortie, sally From word reference .com
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Wow. that is a huge display of all kinds of meaning for the word. This word can be used in lots of ways. Mylot has their meaning of it listed in the FAQ, frequently asked questions, section.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Wow. That is a huge display of all kinds of meaning for the word. This word can be used in lots of ways. Mylot has their meaning of it listed in the FAQ, frequently asked questions, section.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Sorry for the double post here. I'm not sure what happened.
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@drakan291 (818)
• Ireland
29 Mar 07
I think it is short for shortend. Like the boxes are made so the space is "shortend" Do any of you guys agree with me?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
It could be. There are many difinitions for it in all kinds of languages. alot of members posted what it means in their language in this discussion. that is a good guess though. It is very possible, but if youget a chance, check out Mylot FQA's and it gives you their definition also.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
29 Mar 07
sorry looked it up also in all the dictionaries and the slng dictionaties and came up with the same results as you did:0
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Yeah. There are many different definitions in different languages for it that some other members posted here. I looked it up here at Mylot in the FAQ, frequently asked questions" and I posted their meaning of it in this discussion above.
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I have only hear it in referance to military missions on tv shows but it's not a word I've ever used so I don't know what they mean.I have never seen it.I'll have to go to my profile page and see. Sorry I can't help
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
No problem raydene. There seems to be alot of definitions for this word in different languages. there also seems to be many used for the word too.
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@jbrooks0127 (2326)
• United States
29 Mar 07
My guess, and it is just that, is that because there are so many possible groups that can potentualy be displayed that you have control over what and how you want it displayed that "sortee" is presented while it is determining what and where to display your chosen groups.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I think it is sorting out what we want displayed also. I think it would be better if it said sorting groups or something like that. It just makes more sense to me is all.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
You know stephcjh, with this computer age, we are getting more and more words into all the languages. I think it means that it is sorting out everything and combining into topics, like uploading info.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I believe so too. Someone just posted that the meaning of sortie is different in the French language.
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@jengrin (947)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
I don't know what exactly a sortie means in this site. All I know is it means "exit" in french.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thank you for the French definition. the one I listed was from the English dictionary. I wander how many meanings there are for the word sortie?
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@yanjiaren (9050)
29 Mar 07
I think Mylot is flying over Iraq in the no fly zone lol.11 That is exactly what it reminds me of..unless they wanted to.. O.K I WILL, EDIT WICKEPEDIA!..YOU GACE ME AN IDEA LOL..
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Laugh out loud. That is a possibility also. Just kidding. I just think it may have been better ifthe put loading groups, instead of loading sortie. I'm glad I gave you an idea. I'm still good for something then, aren't I?
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• Canada
29 Mar 07
Maybe myLot thinks they've invented a 'fresh and new' word for sort :P I don't know... but I went to update my profile page, and got all confused...
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I think it is a short word for sort also. Sortie must be the slang word Mylot chose to use for the word, sort. I haven't figured any of the new page out. I tried to change the weather and it didn't even work right either. Good luck with your profile.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Mar 07
laughing out loud, you are funny, I like your discription much better than the others, or mylot's for that matter. It's the 'new upgrade' for mylot and is on the 'new faq' page. Briefly, little boxes that hold your profile information such as comments from friends, friends, interests, and such. You can move them around, delete or add as you like. It's pretty cool except I can't get my html box to work...
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thank you, laugh out loud. Thanks for letting us all know that it is listed in the frequently asked questions. I haven't had a chance to look into that yet. I probably should have looked there first after the dictionary, laugh out loud.
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@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
30 Mar 07
sortie means tag!!!!!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Thank you Bee1955. That is one of the meanings for it. Look in Mylot FAQ's and see their definition for it here. I didn't know they had listed the meaning for it, but it is there.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
30 Mar 07
wow that is so entertaining, thanks for the laugh. I will be anxious in finding out what it means myself, now you got me curious.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Laugh out loud. Your welcome. there is alot of ddifferent meanings for it but if you look in Mylots FAQ's, they have their own meaning for it also.
@pearl23 (243)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I thought from looking at the word it's something short or downsizing to shorter
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
30 Mar 07
It kind of looks that way, don't it? I kind of thought it may be short for sorting.
@arcadian (931)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Augh I wrote 29th century- at the keyboard without my glasses on. I meant 20th century. What a dummie! sorry.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 07
No problem. I "sortie" new what you meant, laugh out loud. I'm going to be stuck on this word, "sortie", for a long time, I think.
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• India
30 Mar 07
Sortie Means "Records"....cant u search it on the net......
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Yeah. I looked it up in the dictionary and also on the internet. There is several different meanings for the word. I wanted to know what it means in Mylot. I looked in Mylot FAQ's and they have another meaning for it here.
@graciela (147)
• Canada
2 Apr 07
I really dont know what it means. But i think in french,sortie means exit. LOL
• United States
1 Apr 07
LOL I have wondered the same thing as I have never seen this word before! I think it mean catergories, and I think Mylot made it up!!
@TheWuzz (98)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I think these guys are a bunch of yuppies that are trying to impress us with their word knowledge. They forgot the word came from WW2 and were missions fighter pilots flew during the war. I believe when a US pilot flew 50 missions "sorties" they got to go home if they were white. Black pilots had to fly 70 "sorties" "The Tuskegee Airman". I believe the reference to sorties is still used today but till now I didn't know it was computer lingo