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New dictionary entries for 2005

TESTICULATING - Waving your arms around and talking
******** (rubbish)

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. (This
also applies to applause from a promotion because
there may be cake.)

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

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".

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

XEROX SUBSIDY - Euphemism for swiping free photocopies
from one's workplace.

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 realise that you've just made a BIG mistake (e.g.
you've hit 'reply all')

WOOFies - Well Off Older Folk.

CROP DUSTING - Surreptitiously farting while passing
through a CUBE FARM, then enjoying the sounds of
dismay and disgust; leads to PRAIRIE DOGGING.

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(NT) (NT) Definitely pre-2005; some are now passe!

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Is this a criticism of Jonah's post? I would venture...

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...a guess that a WHOLE LOT of people in our area of coverage have never seen this before. AND it's still funny even if one is reading it for the second time...or maybe even the third time.

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(NT) (NT) Outstanding...and they're still funnie...thanks.

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(NT) (NT) So thats what 'Crop Dusting' means

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(NT) (NT) Thanks Jonah, enjoyable as always. Rob

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(NT) (NT) excellent

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