Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 01:56:01 EST
From: GarethB2 GarethB2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Dilbert for WOTY?
In a message dated 12/31/97 11:57:13 PM, Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM wrote:
I've been going through "Among the New Words" and past WOTYs, and I could
have missed it, but "Dilbert" isn't there. So, for Word-of-the-Year, I'd
to nominate my close friend--
I think this is an excellent suggestion. I've gotten numerous Dilbert-related
submissions to my Jargon Watch column. In the Jargon Watch book, I have:
To be exploited, oppressed, or screwed over by one's boss. Dervied from
Dilbert, the geek-in-hell comic strip character. The corresponding adjective
Also submitted (but not published):
Dilbertland or Dilbert Zone
A company or organziation that has a reputation for being excessively (or
[This was submitted by Jef Raskin, one of the creators of the Macintosh].
I've seen a number of other permutations (such as "pulling a Dilbert).