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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!


  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 turn 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. The J-Lo and Ben wedding (or not) was a prime example - Michael Jackson, another...
  13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
  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 e-mail by mistake)
  18. WOOFS: Well-Off Older Folks.
  19. CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm.


Our Joke:
We've decided that EVERY seat on an airliner is a Shakespeare seat.  
They're all either 2B or not 2B!
  Copyright 2006 John Reitmeier

Credentiability  combination of credentials and ability... having the ability to prove that you have the required credentials   Copyright 2006 John Reitmeier

Intrudginous  interacting 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.

peripatetic        Aristotle prescribed this for a persons life    one who travels around all the time

wan  Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress.
Suggestive or indicative of weariness, illness, or unhappiness; melancholy: a wan expression.
These 2 from articles about the claimed JonBenet Ramsey killer.

Interesting Phrase/Quote
"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