Buzzwords Of 2003

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

  • CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

  • 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.

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

  • SITCOMS: (Single Income, Two Children, Opressive Mortgage) What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.

  • STARTER MARRIAGE: A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce with no kids, no property, and no regrets.

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

  • SWIPED OUT: an ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

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

  • PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the heck out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

  • YUPPIE FOOD STAMPS: The ubiquitous $20 bills spewed out at ATMs everywhere. Often used when trying to split the bill after a meal, 'We each owe $8, but all anybody's got are yuppie food stamps!

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

  • OHNOSECOND: That miniscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've made a BIG mistake.

[ Author Unknown -- from 'Aiken Drum' ]


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