November 16, 2006

New Words for 2007

Apologies for such light posting these past few days - recently work has been positively brutal. Fortunately, soon the Christmas holidays will put an end to this year's forced march. And even more fortunately, Natasha has been blogging up a storm. As I love reading her posts, I'm happy.

Perhaps you'll enjoy what my cousin sent this week:

NEW WORDS FOR 2007

  1. BLAMESTORMING: Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.
  2. SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.
  3. ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.
  4. SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.
  5. CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles
  6. PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on.
  7. MOUSE POTATO: The on-line, wired generation's answer to the couch potato.
  8. SITCOMs: Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What Yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.
  9. STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.
  10. SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.
  11. XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's workplace.
  12. IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are Annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The J-Lo and Ben wedding (or not) was a prime example - Michael Jackson, another...
  13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
  14. ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.
  15. 404: Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error Message "404 Not Found," meaning that the requested site could not be located.
  16. GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and subdivisions.
  17. OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting send on an e-mail by mistake)
  18. WOOFS: Well-Off Older Folks.
  19. CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm.

Posted by Mary at November 16, 2006 12:23 AM | Humor | Technorati links |
Comments

So YUPPIES, after enduring a trial as Stress Puppies, get old and become WOOFs.

It truly is a dog's world.

Posted by: KathyF at November 16, 2006 01:30 AM

LOL!

How you been Mary? It's been crazy for me too. YK seems like ages ago.

Posted by: snark at November 16, 2006 02:19 PM

doing okay, snark. And I am looking forward to next year's YK. It will be great to see you again. I'm actually really pleased to see that YK was a harbinger of what would come next.

Posted by: Mary at November 16, 2006 10:36 PM

"PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on."

Over the walls? Who can see over the walls?

Jana C.H.
Ballard
Saith JcH: Anyone over five feet is TOO TALL.

Posted by: Jana C.H. at November 18, 2006 11:21 AM