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: Someone who's clueless.   "Don't  bother asking him; he's 404."  From the WWW error message "404 Not Found," meaning the requested document couldn't be located. (9803)

ADMINISTRIVIA  All those administrative things you do that you feel are trivial in nature.

(ak wa deks' trus) adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes.

The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard. (9803)

AUTOMAGICAL (aw tow mah' gik all) adj. Similar to automatic, but happens in a way no one can define.

The brief seizure people sometimes have when their beeper goes off (especially in vibrator mode). Characterized by physical spasms, goofy facial expressions and interruption of speech in mid-sentence. (9803)

  Sitting around in a group discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible. (9803)

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CARPERPETUATION (kar' pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching overand picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

An outside expert brought in to reduce the employee headcount, leaving the top brass with clean hands. (9803)

  Chips = hardware, salsa = software.  "Well, first we gotta figure out if the problem's in your chips or your salsa." (9803)

CLUEFUL  Someone who is beginning to figure things out; full of clues. (9903)

COTTYWAMPUS  A big mess.  (2006,05 from Heather in Bucyrus, OH)

CREATIZE  To become (or cause to become) someone or something to be more creative.  (Bill-anguage 9803)

  An office filled with cubicles. (9803)

DANCING BALONEY Little animated GIFs and other Web F/X that are useless and serve simply to impress clients. "This page is kinda dull.  Maybe a little dancing baloney will help." (9803)

DEPAUPERATE   de·pau·pe·rate ( P ) Pronunciation Key (d-pôpr-t) adj.   Arrested in growth or development; stunted.  Severely diminished; impoverished: “But there were no pleasures in Australia. How could my friend admire so paleontologically depauperate a place?”  NOTE:  You can use this to compliment someone and they will never know the difference. 
   :-)     (0402)

DEPOTPHOBIA Fear associated with entering a Home Depot because of how much money one might spend.  Electronics geeks experience Shackophobia. (9803)

(di uh log' ee) adj. Wordy, chatty, overly talkative.

DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt') v. To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow 'remove' all the germs.

DYNANIMITY - of a potential dyamic nature.  "It has great dynanimity."

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EGO SURFING Scanning the Net, databases, print media and so on, looking for references to one's own name. (9803)

(el bon' iks) n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.

EXPERTISS (ex' pur tiss) n. A very smart person who is generally thought of as possessing great amounts of expertise.

FLIGHT RISK Used to describe employees who are suspected of planning to leave a company or department soon.

Something that doesn't float or sink.  (word used by a national fast food chain)

A Fr*sty and a spoon, used together.  (word used by a national fast food chain)

(frust) n. The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.

  Euphemism for being totally stressed out, for losing it.  Makes reference to the unfortunate track record of postal employees who have snapped and gone on shooting rampages. (9803)

GOOD JOB  A "Get-Out-Of-Debt" job.  A well-paying job people take in order to pay off their debts, one that they will quit as soon as they're solvent again. (9803)

GREENIOUS  Gross, as in the green color of gross;  unappealing to the eye, nose, touch, taste, or smell (but especially the eye).

  Similar to the word "great", but just a little too much great, as in, "Have a grest day." (0103)

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People who always seem to have their idea generators running. (9803)

IRREGUARDLESS (ear re gard' less) ?. Without, without guarding again, as in you guarded something the first time, so why would you not, not want to guard it again?

Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying, but you find yourself unable to stop watching them.  The O.J. trials were a prime example. (9803)


The disgusting buildup of dirt and crud found on computer keyboards. (9803)


LACTOMANGULATION (lak' to man gyu lay' shun) n. Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the 'illegal' side.

Grim air-traffic-controller-speak for a head-on collision.  Midair passenger exchanges are quickly followed by "aluminum rain." (9803)

MOUSE POTATO The online, wired generation's answer to the couch potato. (9803)

(muss' sell) n. A fiborous part of Bill's body that provides great strength.  (Contributed by StephenG, 12y).   (0002)

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That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that  you've just made a big mistake. (9803)


PEBCAK   Tech support shorthand for "Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard."   **Techies are a frustrated, often arrogant lot.  They've submitted numerous acronyms and terms that poke fun at the clueless users who call them up with frighteningly stupid questions.   Another variation on the above is ID10T: "This guy has an ID-Ten-T on his system."**  (9803)

PEPPIER (pehp ee ay') n. The waiter at a fancy restaurant whose sole purpose seems to be walking around asking diners if they want ground pepper.

The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again. (9803)

(fo nee' zhuh) n. The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.

When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on (see Cube Farm). (9803)

PUKKA    pukka \PUK-uh\ adjective   : genuine, authentic; also : first-class   Example sentence:
Ellingsworth stood framed in the door of his club, the picture of a pukka gentleman, immaculately groomed, upper lip appropriately stiff, perfectly genteel.   NOTE:  Don't you think this word should mean something other than genuine or authentic?   :-)     (0402)

PUPKUS (pup' kus) n. The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses its nose to it.

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A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, "deposits" all over everything and then leaves. (9803)

SITCOMs  What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.  Stands for Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. (9803)

SNACK NAZI  The guy at school whose sole job is to sneak around looking for people with food or drinks in computer labs.  Takes great pleasure in ranting and raving to all within earshot. (9905 - contributed)

A solid combined with a liquid.  (word used by a national fast food chain)

Another word for a computer.  The victim of a square-headed girlfriend is a "computer widow." (9803)

SQUIRT THE BIRD To transmit a signal to a satellite. (9803)

STRESS PUPPY A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny. (9803)

SWIPED OUT An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use. (9803)

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TELECRASTINATION (tel e kras tin ay' shun) n. The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you're only six inches away.

  A salary (or project budget) that has seven digits. (9803)

TOURISTS  People who take training classes just to get a vacation from their jobs. "We had three serious students in the class; the rest were just tourists." (9909)

TREEWARE  Hacker slang for documentation or other printed material. (9909)

A determination of value in a relationship between people or groups.  If I think you are a great guy who gets along with the rest of the group, I would say, "U Bik Wit Us." (9903)

UNINSTALLED Euphemism for being fired.   Heard on the voicemail of a vice-president at a downsizing computer firm: "You have reached the number of an uninstalled vice president. Please dial our main number and ask the operator for assistance."  See also Decruitment. (9803)

The taxing hand position required to reach all of the appropriate keys for certain commands. For instance, the re-boot for a Mac II computer involves simultaneously pressing the Control key, the Command key, the Return key and the Power On key. (9803)

One who enjoys verbiage and uses it extensively; sometimes even excessively.  (0008)

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XEROX SUBSIDY  Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's workplace.  (9909)

The ubiquitous $20 bills spewed out of ATMs everywhere.  Often used when trying to split the bill after a meal: "We all owe $8 each, but all anybody's got is yuppie food stamps." (9803)


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