I think some of these are new bits. Some are general FoRKisms (though
*I* hadn't seen anybody else use ego-surfing). Some I can imagine working
well into our Lingo:
> "Don't bother asking him, he's 404."
> CORBA's Elvis year was 1995
> Rohit, you are such a stress puppy
-- Ernie P.
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Blamestorming - sitting around in a group discussing why a
deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible
Body Nazis - hard-core exercise and weight-lifting fanatics who
look down on anyone who doesn't work out obsessively
Chainsaw consultant - an outside expert brought in to reduce the
employee headcount, leaving the top brass with clean hands
Cube farm - an office filled with cubicles
Ego surfing - scanning the Net, databases, print media, and so
on, looking for references to one's own name
Elvis year - the peak year of something's popularity-Barney the
dinosaur's Elvis year was 1993.
404 - someone who is clueless, from the World Wide Web error
message "404 Not Found", meaning the requested document couldn't
be located- "Don't bother asking him, he's 404."
Idea hamsters - people who always seem to have their idea
Mouse potato - the on-line generation's answer to the couch
Ohnosecond - that minuscule fraction of time in which you realize
you've just made a big mistake
Prairie dogging - something loud happens in a cube farm, and
people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on
SITCOM - stands for Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive
Stress puppy - a person who thrives on being stressed-out and
Tourists - those who take training classes just to take a
vacation from their jobs-"We had three serious students in the
class; the rest were tourists."
Uninstalled - euphemism for being fired
Xerox subsidy - euphemism for swiping free photocopies from a
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