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New Words for 2004

Discussion in 'Grasscity Forum Humor' started by chill out, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. Essential additions for the work place vocabulary:

    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 some people
    seem to absorb success and advancement by
    kissing 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 in the end.

    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 what's going on.

    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.

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

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

    XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free
    photo copies from one's workplace.

    IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles
    that are annoying but you find yourself unable to stop
    watching them.
    The J-Lo and Ben wedding (or not) was a
    prime example.

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

    ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational 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.

    404: Someone who's clueless.
    From the World! Wide Web error message
    "404 Not Found," meaning that the requested
    document could not be located.

    GENERICA: Features of the American landscape
    that are exactly the same no matter where one is,
    such as fast food joints, strip malls, and subdivisions.

    OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in
    which you realize that you've just made a BIG mistake.

    WOOF'S: Well-Off Older Folks.

    CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously farting while passing
    through a Cube Farm.
     

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