Saturday, 24 November 2007

New words for 2006

New Words/Phrases for 2006
apologies for some of the language, it is funny though

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 (or MEERKATTING). 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 for a promotion or birthday 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 whiny.

PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE. The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device, to get it to work again.

ADMINISPHERE. The rarified 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 WWW 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' or 'delete
all')

GOING FOR A McSHIT. Entering a fast-food restaurant with no intention of buying food, i.e. you're just going to the bog. If challenged by the obligatory pimply staff member, your declaration to them that you'll buy their foodafterwards is known as a 'McShit with Lies'.

AEROPLANE BLONDE. One who has bleached/dyed her hair but still has a 'black box'.

AUSSIE KISS. Similar to a French Kiss, but given down-under.

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.

GREYHOUND. A very short skirt, only an inch from the hare.

MILLENNIUM DOMES. The contents of a Wonderbra, i.e. extremely impressive when viewed from the outside, but there's actually f**k all in there worth seeing.

MONKEY BATH. A bath so hot, that when lowering yourself in, you go :
"Oo!Oo!Oo!Aa!Aa!Aa!".

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.

MYSTERY TAXI. The taxi that arrives at your place on Saturday morning before you wake up, whisks away the 'stunner' you slept with, and leaves a '10-pinter' in your bed instead.

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 person.

TART FUEL. Bottled, pre-mixed spirits, regularly consumed by young women.

2 comments:

lsfp1960 said...

"SEAGULL MANAGER. A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves."
This is exactly why I retired when I did, couldn't take it any longer. Somedays she'd show up, sometimes not...sometimes very early and sometimes very late and only for a couple hours. It was unbelieveable!   Linda in WA

peguera1 said...

Ahhhh....the Seagull Mgr resonates, as does Adminisphere...and of course administrivia...hehe...so clever. x