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    Default New Vocabulary Words for 2006

    Essential vocabulary additions for the workplace (and elsewhere)!!!


    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, and then leaves.

    3. ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb
    success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than
    working hard.

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

    5. CUBE FARM : An office filled with cubicles.

    6. PRAIRIE DOGGING: 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.

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

    8. SITCOMs: Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What
    Yuppies get into when they have children and one of them stops
    working to stay home with the kids.

    9. STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out
    and whiny.

    10. SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless
    because magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

    11. XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from
    one’s workplace.

    12. IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are
    Annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them.

    13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out
    of an electronic device to get it to work again. Often feel like
    doing this to my computer------

    14. 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.

    15. 404: Someone who’s clueless. From the World Wide Web error
    Message “404 Not Found,” meaning that the requested site could not
    be located.

    16. GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that are exactly
    the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip
    malls, and subdivisions.

    17. OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you
    realize that you’ve just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting
    send on an email by mistake).

    18. WOOFS: Well-Off Older Folks.

    19. CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through
    a Cube Farm.

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    I'm spreading this to everyone I know. Thanks!

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    My favorites:

    6. PRAIRIE DOGGING: 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. -that is just what it looks like..heads popping up and looking all around..

    9. STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out
    and whiny.

    16. GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that are exactly
    the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip
    malls, and subdivisions.

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    I don't know how Stress Puppy got on there. That is an old saying from the 80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    I don't know how Stress Puppy got on there. That is an old saying from the 80s.
    I still like it though.

    13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out
    of an electronic device to get it to work again. Often feel like
    doing this to my computer------
    ^^like this one too. and here is an emoticon to go with it.



    LOL!!!

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    I like 'mouse potato'. That's me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out
    of an electronic device to get it to work again. Often feel like
    doing this to my computer------
    ^^like this one too. and here is an emoticon to go with it.



    LOL!!!
    I have to do that to my dorm room minifridge on an almost hourly basis

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    404: Someone who’s clueless. From the World Wide Web error
    Message “404 Not Found,” meaning that the requested site could not
    be located.
    I've been getting this message A LOT here at GR. I think the server is trying to tell me something. Actually, it freaks me out cuz it says

    Forbidden

    You don't have permission to access /forum/editpost.php on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

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    ^^I get the same forbidden message about 20 times a day...BTW what is the status on the forum and why were all the other threads (technical) taken down?
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