Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Webster Says "NO!" Part I

Here are some words that may or may not make it into the next edition of Webster's New World College Dictionary. Eventually, I'd like to annotate these words with my estimate of their staying power, as most of them are either localized or will stay that way, or, like most slang, will die off and be replaced by other "cool" words. Then again, I'd eventually like to have 42 hours in a day, too. We'll see which one happens first.

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.

Batmobiling - /from the retracting armor covering the Batmobile/ putting up emotional shields

chips & salsa - chips = hardware, salsa = software; Well, first we gotta figure out if the problem's in your chips or your salsa (See previous post: chips & salsa, the Church, & Open Theism)

Dilberted - /derived from the experiences of Dilbert, the geek-in-hell comic strip character by Scott Adams/ to be exploited and oppressed by your boss

egosurfing - scanning the net, databases, print media, or research papers, looking for the mention of your name (C'mon, you know you've done this.)

more to come . . .

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