Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 01:00:32 -0500 From: Greg Pulliam Subject: lingo (fwd) I know a lot of these have already made their way onto this list, but I think there are enough new ones to warrant this unedited forward. Greg Pulliam >>X-Sender: penny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pop-in >>Mime-Version: 1.0 >>Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 11:11:52 -0400 >>To: fys[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (F.Y. Sorrell), ALeBourgeois[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], >> josephm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], whodat[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], >>flanman[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], >> buz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >>From: pennyleb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (Penny LeBourgeois) >>Subject: lingo >> >> >>>You can't be cool if you're using outdated lingo. Here's the latest >>>from the >>>corporate and Silicon Valley jungles. >>> >>>"percussive maintenance" = the fine art of whacking a device to get it >>>working >>> >>>"prairie dogging" = in companies where everyone has a cubicle -- >>> something happens, and everyone pops up to look >>> >>>"blowing your buffer" = losing your train of thought >>> >>>"yuppie food stamps" = twenty dollar bills from an ATM >>> >>>"ribs 'n' dick" = a budget with no fat, as in "we've got ribs 'n' dick and >>>we're supposed to find another $20,000 for memory upgrades" >>> >>>"square headed girlfriend/or boyfriend = computer >>> >>>"treeware" = manuals and documentation >>> >>>"umfriend" = sexual relationship, as in "this is Dale," >>> >>>"batmobiling" = putting up emotional shields (from the retracting armor that >>>covers the batmobile, as in "she started talking marriage and he started >>>batmobiling") >>> >>>"beepilepsy" = afflicts those with vibrating pagers characterized by sudden >>>spasms, goofy facial expressions and loss of speech >>> >>>"betamaxed" = when a technology is overtaken in the market by inferior but >>>better marketed competition, as in "Microsoft betamaxed Apple right out of >>>the market" >>> >>>"cobweb" = a WWW site that never changes >>> >>>"going postal" = totally stressed out and losing it like postal >>>employees who >>>go on shooting rampages >>> >>>"high dome" = egghead, scientist, PhD >>> >>>"elvis year" = the peak year of popularity, as in "1993 was Barney the >>>dinosaur's elvis year" >>> >>>"generica" = fast food joints, strip malls, sub-divisions, as in "we >>>were so >>>lost in generica that I couldn't remember what city it was" >>> >>>"irritainment" = annoying but you can't stop watching, e.g. the O.J. trial >>> >>>"meatspace" = the physical world (as opposed to the virtual), also >>>"carbon community", "facetime", "F2F", "RL" >>> >>>"salmon day" = swimming upstream all day to get screwed in the end >>> >>>"siliwood" also "hollywired" = the coming convergence of movies, interactive >>>TV and computers >>> >>>"world wide wait" = WWW >>> >>> >> >>Penny LeBourgeois >>Center for Advanced Electronic Materials Processing >>North Carolina State University >>NCSU Box 7920 >>Raleigh, NC 27695 >>phone = (919) 515-5051 FAX = (919) 515-5055 >> > >Buz Smith >Assistant Director, Administration >Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center >E-mail: buz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >(303) 492-7129 > Greg