NEW WORDS FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM

NEW WORDS FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM

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

CHAINSAW CONSULTANT: An outside expert brought in to reduce
the employee headcount, leaving the top brass with clean
hands.

CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

IDEA HAMSTERS: People who always seem to have their idea
generator running.

MOUSE POTATO: The on-line, wired generation’s answer to the
couch potato.

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.

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.

STARTER MARRIAGE: A short-lived first marriage that ends in
divorce with no kids, no property and no regrets.

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

SWIPED OUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered
useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive
use.

TOURISTS: People who take training classes just to get a
vacation from their jobs. “We had three serious students in
the class; the rest were just tourists.”

TREEWARE: Hacker slang for documentation or other printed
material.

XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from
one’s workplace.

ALPHA GEEK: The most knowledgeable, technically proficient
person in an office or work group.

CHIPS & SALSA: Chips = hardware, Salsa = software. “Well,
first we gotta figure out if the problem’s in your chips or
your salsa.

New Words for the New Millenium

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

CHAINSAW CONSULTANT: An outside expert brought in to reduce
the employee headcount, leaving the top brass with clean
hands.

CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

IDEA HAMSTERS: People who always seem to have their idea
generator running.

MOUSE POTATO: The on-line, wired generation’s answer to the
couch potato.

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.

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.

STARTER MARRIAGE: A short-lived first marriage that ends in
divorce with no kids, no property and no regrets.

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

SWIPED OUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered
useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive
use.

TOURISTS: People who take training classes just to get a
vacation from their jobs. “We had three serious students in
the class; the rest were just tourists.”

TREEWARE: Hacker slang for documentation or other printed
material.

XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from
one’s workplace.

ALPHA GEEK: The most knowledgeable, technically proficient
person in an office or work group.

CHIPS & SALSA: Chips = hardware, Salsa = software. “Well,
first we gotta figure out if the problem’s in your chips or
your salsa.