New words for 2003

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    BLAMESTORMING: Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was
    missedor 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

    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.

    STARTER MARRIAGE: A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce with
    no kids, no property and no regrets.

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

    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 photocopies from one's

    IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying but
    you find yourself unable to stop watching them.

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

    VULCAN NERVE PINCH: The taxing hand position required to reach all the
    appropriate keys for certain commands. For instance, when a computer
    task involves simultaneously pressing the Control Key, the Command Key, the
    Return Key, and the Power On key simultaneously.

    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, subdivisions.

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

    WOOFYS: Well Off Older Folks
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