Essential Vocabulary Additions

By | May 4, 2006

Dictionary

Anne Marie forwarded these to me. Some of them are pretty funny (and accurate)…

BLAMESTORMING : Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

SEAGULL MANAGER : A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.

ASSMOSIS : The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.

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.

SALMON DAY : The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE : The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

XEROX SUBSIDY : Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one’s workplace.

CUBE FARM : An office filled with cubicles

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.

MOUSE POTATO : The on-line, wired generation’s answer to the couch potato.

SITCOMs : Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What Yuppies get into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.

STRESS PUPPY : A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.

SWIPEOUT : An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

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…

404 : Someone who’s clueless. >From the World Wide Web error Message “404 Not Found,” meaning that the requested site could not be located.

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.

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)

WOOFS : Well-Off Older Folks.

CROP DUSTING : Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm


1 Comment

Adam on May 4, 2006 at 3:00 pm.

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)

Boy has that happened to me alot!

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