Tuesday, March 28, 2006

It's been a salmon day today

From my buddy Rob. It's wonderful to have friends with a nose for linguistic development. As usual, I pass my 411 on to you. A day without words and all that.

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

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

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 and

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 email by

WOOFS : Well-Off Older Folks.