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.