Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 01:56:01 EST From: GarethB2 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 like >to nominate my close friend-- [deletia] 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: Dilberted To be exploited, oppressed, or screwed over by one's boss. Dervied from Dilbert, the geek-in-hell comic strip character. The corresponding adjective is "Dilbertesque." Also submitted (but not published): Dilbertland or Dilbert Zone A company or organziation that has a reputation for being excessively (or obsessively) bureaucratic. [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). -------------------------------------------------- Gareth Branwyn garethb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], Contributing editor, Wired Co-author _Happy Mutant Handbook_ , _Internet Power Toolkit_ Author, _Jargon Watch: A Pocket Dictionary for the Jitterati_