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Here is a list of ideas and new words we like.
If there's a ( Copyright Year) behind them, we lay claim to having
thought of them!
NEW WORDS FOR 2007
- BLAMESTORMING: Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline
was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.
- SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise,
craps on everything, and then leaves.
- ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb success
and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.
- SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming
upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.
- 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
- SITCOMs: Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What
Yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to
stay home with the kids.
- STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out
- SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless
because magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.
- XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's
- IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are Annoying
but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The J-Lo and Ben wedding
(or not) was a prime example - Michael Jackson, another...
- PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an
electronic device to get it to work again.
- 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
- 404: Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error Message
"404 Not Found," meaning that the requested site could not be located.
- GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that are exactly the
same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and
- OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize
that you've just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting send on an e-mail by
- WOOFS: Well-Off Older Folks.
- CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a
We've decided that EVERY seat on an airliner is a Shakespeare
They're all either 2B or not 2B! Copyright 2006 John Reitmeier
of credentials and ability... having the ability to prove that you have the
required credentials Copyright 2006 John Reitmeier
with others in an Intruding way.
Copyright 2006 John Reitmeier
We think that the railroad pillar in the middle of the Red
River in Grand Forks should be designed to hold two GIANT FORKS.
Copyright 2004-5-6 John Reitmeier First told to Kim at Sanders 1907 Restaurant in
March 2004...ask him!
Peterinarian A veterinarian that
specialized in household pets. Copyright 2006 John Reitmeier
Man-aging The ability to grow old
gracefully and "manage" your life along the way. Copyright
2006 John Reitmeier
Skinterns Mostly gals who are interning
in Washington DC who are "dressing down" by wearing tight jeans and exposing as
much skin as they can to "get noticed"
Absolutinroutintootly (abso lutin rootin
tootly)Copyright 2006 combination of absolutely and rootin tootin
a word I've always known.
Aristotle prescribed this for a persons life one who travels
around all the time
wan Unnaturally pale, as from physical or
Suggestive or indicative of weariness, illness, or unhappiness; melancholy: a
These 2 from articles about the claimed JonBenet Ramsey killer.
"I kicked myself all the way through his pictures!"
JCBollman Aug 23, 2006
Regionably Something that's regularly available
locally/regionally JCBollman August 24, 2006
Dignitarian Robert Fuller created
Rankism People in power putting others down.
Watch these 2 words we predict they'll become buzz words shortly.
Temerity not so new but a good word to use
Tragigist People who look for the hidden tragedy
in everything! (C) John Reitmeier Sept 6, 2006