New Words for 2006
>TESTICULATING. Waving your arms around and talking Bollocks.
>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 on
>everything, and then leaves.
>ASSMOSIS. The process by which people seem to absorb success and
>advancement by sucking up to the boss rather than working hard.
>SALMON DAY. The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream
>only to get screwed and die.
>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 that's going on.
>also applies to applause for a promotion because there may be cake.)
>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".
>SINBAD. single working girls. Single income, no boyfriend and desperate.
>STRESS PUPPY. A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and
>PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE. The fine art of whacking the crap out of an
>electronic device to get it to work again.
>ADMINISPHERE. The rarefied organisational 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 solve. This is often affiliated with the dreaded
>"administrivia" - needless paperwork and processes.
>404. Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error message "404
>Not Found," meaning that the requested document could not be located.
>OHNOSECOND. That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that
>you've just made a BIG mistake (e.g. you've hit 'reply all')
>BEER COAT. The invisible but warm coat worn when walking home after a
>booze cruise at 3am.
>BEER COMPASS. The invisible device that ensures your safe arrival home
>after booze cruise, even though you're too drunk to remember where you
>live, how you got here, and where you've come from.
>JOHNNY-NO-STARS. A young man of substandard intelligence, the typical
>adolescent who works in a burger restaurant. The 'no-stars' comes from
>the badges displaying stars that staff at fast-food restaurants often
>wear to show their level of training.
>MILLENNIUM DOMES. The contents of a Wonderbra, i.e. extremely impressive
>when viewed from the outside, but there's actually naught in there worth
>MONKEY BATH. A bath so hot, that when lowering yourself in, you go:
>MYSTERY BUS. The bus that arrives at the pub on Friday night while
>you're in the toilet after your 10th pint, and whisks away all the
>unattractive people so the pub is suddenly packed with stunners when you
>come back in.
>PICASSO BUM. A woman whose knickers are too small for her, so she looks
>like she's got four buttocks
>SALAD DODGER. An excellent phrase for an overweight person
>SWAMP-DONKEY A deeply unattractive woman