Latest Lingo

  You can't be cool if you're using outdated lingo.  Here's the
     latest from the corporate and Silicon Valley jungles:

"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" 

"blowing your buffer" -- losing your train of thought

"cobweb" -- a WWW site that never changes

"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" 

"going postal" -- totally stressed out and losing it like postal employees
who went on shooting rampages

"high dome" -- egghead, scientist, PhD

"irritainment" -- annoying but you can't stop watching as in the O.J. trial

"percussive maintenance" -- the fine art of whacking a device to get it

"prairie dogging" -- in companies where everyone has a cubicle something
happens and everyone pops up to look

"ribs 'n' dick" -- a budget with no fat as in "we've got ribs 'n' dick and
we're supposed to find 20K for memory upgrades" 

"salmon day" -- swimming upstream all day to get screwed in the end

"siliwood" -- the coming convergence of movies, interactive TV and
computers; also "hollywired" 

"square headed girlfriend" -- computer

"treeware" -- manuals and documentation

"um-friend" -- sexual relationship "this is Mary," 

"world wide wait" -- WWW

"yuppie food coupons" -- twenty dollar bills from an ATM


Thanks to a fwd from (Paul Hsieh)

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