Coining New Words for the 00s

We found these words on the web, a derivitive no doubt of Wired Magazine’s monthly list of new terms found that more accurately describe life in 2004.

1. CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

2. PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm and peoples’ heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going on. Also applies to applause for a promotion because there may be cake.

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

4. 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 or start a “home business”.

5. STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whining all the time.

6. XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for “liberating” free photocopies from one’s workplace.

Surprise Link

Snowing blowing and cozy here at the subterranean headquarters of gonomad. We love being in the web business, ’cause we like staying home and working with the world rather than donning overcoats and snow shovels to tackle the elements. Reminds me of one of Terry Braverman’s best lines…..”An ATM card is as useless as a snow shovel in Myanmar.”