Wednesday, January 18, 2006

New Buzz Words for 2006

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

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

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

4. CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

5. PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a Cube Farm, and heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going on.

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

7. STRESS PUPPY: Someone who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.

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

9. IRRITAINMENT: Annoying entertainment and media spectacles that you can’t help watching: Bennifer, Michael Jackson, etc.

10. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking an electronic device to get it working again.

11. ADMINISPHERE: Rarefied organizational layers, beginning just above rank and file, from which confounding decisions fall.

12. GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where you are, including fast-food joints, strip malls and subdivisions.

13. OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize you’ve just made a BIG mistake, such as hitting “send” on an e-mail you shouldn’t have (see E-mail Etiquette category).

14. WOOFS: Well-Off Older Folks.


s-hooks said...

Ooooo, I used to work with a major stress puppy. She drove me nuts!

allison said...

I will vouch for the whole percussive maintenance really works. I know.

I'm still stuck in the early 90's couch potato thing, which works well for percussive maintenance in my house...let me explain...

Before I got my new TV, the stupid thing kept getting this line across it and going black....all I had to do was throw a dog toy at it from the couch and WAH-LAH!!! perfect picture....true story!!

Andrea said...

We do alot of percussive maintenance around here...and duct-tape-ive maintenance too!!!

allison said...

I'd be lost without my duct tape too!!!!