Wednesday, August 10, 2011
news snackers: People with short attention spans who primarily get their news in short bursts from things like Twitter, RSS feeds, mobile phones and glimpses of TVs posted on gas pumps or in elevators. Like most snacks, they’re tasty and easy to digest but aren’t good for you in the long run.
Nominated by Steve Terrillion
urban Amish: A city dweller with no cell phone, no laptop, no iPod, no Blackberry, etc.
Nominated by Deanie Riley
Town Hall Moment: Sen. Joe Wilson's tacky explanation for calling President Obama a liar during the president's address to Congress. "I had a Town Hall Moment." The recent healthcare town halls were known for the disrespectful behavior of some healthcare reform opponents.
Nominated by Sandie Wilson
funddrainer: An event that loses money for a nonprofit organization.
Nominated by Mark McLaughlin
oblication: Vacation time spent managing personal obligations, such as taking time off from work to move your son into his dorm at college.
Nominated by Holli Whitt
reinventing the flat tire: To make the same mistake made before despite extended debate and a formal vote.
Nominated by Jos Zebley
OT-mail: An unnecessary, after-hours e-mail sent to a supervisor or co-workers with the sole purpose of time-stamping how late you worked.. Example: An e-mail sent to the boss at 9:24 p.m. -- "Just wanted to touch base on the Johnson account. Let me know when we can meet."
ocular inspection: To look at, inspect, to see with your own eyes. Once a medical reference, now it's a staple of bureaucratic language. "We'll have to make an ocular inspection to see if the boundaries are correct."
Nominated by Ken Naparsteck
jitterati: What the digital generation becomes after sipping one too many cups of Starbucks.
telephonically communicated: To convey information or data by telephone. "The results of the retest were telephonically communicated to the CEO." A less buzzy alternative: "I called Jack."
Nominated by Linda Martin
relanguage: Term used by $300-an-hour consultants when $5 words, such as reword, rephrase or rewrite, would work just as well. "I think we can relanguage that to be more effective."
personal stimulus recovery plan: A vacation. Also known as a "personal stimulus program."
Nominated by Maria Mangicaro
leveraging knowledge capital: Stealing someone else's work or idea(program code, PowerPoint, etc.) and then changing a few things to make it your own.
Nominated by Keith Riley
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I'm sure you've heard of this place. It has figured prominently in numerous cinematic features by Fdo.IX studios. But in those films, it is always portrayed as a rubber city at the turn of the 19th Century overrun by head shrinkers.
I must admit when my pal Fernando told me that "Cali, Colombia was more than just populated by loving creatures looking for top of the line, center of the universe life styles"; I was in disbelief. He sent me some literature on the accommodations there and I was convinced.
Although Cali, Colombia is a real place, the proprietors do not want the location to become too well known, fearing that would then be overrun by tourism´s greatest monster of all: man. So my trip there was planned in secret and I had to remain blindfolded during my flight.