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NEW WORDS FOR 2004 - Essential additions for the workplace




>>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


>>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


>>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


>>into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home


>>the kids.


>>STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and



>>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


>>find yourself unable to stop watching them. The O.J. trials and Michael

>>Jackson's affairs are examples.


>>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


>>rank and file Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often

>>profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were





>>404: Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error message "404


>>Found," meaning that the requested document could not be located.


>>GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same


>>matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, etc.


>>OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize you've


>>made a BIG mistake.


>>WOOFYS: Well Off Older Folks.


>>CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing thru a cube


>>then enjoying the sounds of dismay and disgust.


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