"batmobiling" - putting up emotional shields; from the retracting armor
that covers the batmobile as in "she started talking marriage and he
"beepilepsy" afflicts those with vibrating pagers characterized by
sudden spasms, goofy facial expressions and loss of speech
"betamaxed" - when a technology is overtaken in the market by inferior
but better marketed competition as in "Microsoft betamaxed Apple right
out of the market"
"blowing your buffer" - losing your train of thought
"cobweb" - a WWW site that never changes
"elvis year" - the peak year of popularity as in "1993 was Barney the
Dinosaur's elvis year"
"generica" - fast food joints, strip malls, sub-divisions as in "we were
so lost in generica that I couldn't remember what city it was"
"going postal" - totally stressed out and losing it like postal
employees who went on shooting rampages
"high dome" - egghead, scientist, PhD
"irritainment" - annoying but you can't stop watching, e.g., the O.J.
"meatspace" also "carbon community," "facetime," "F2F," "RL" - the
physical world (as opposed to the virtual)
"percussive maintenance" - the fine art of whacking a device to get it
"prairie dogging" - in companies where everyone has a cubicle, something
happens and everyone pops up to look
"siliwood" also "hollywired" - the coming convergence of movies,
interactive TV and computers
"square-headed girlfriend/boyfriend" - computer
"treeware" - manuals and documentation
"umfriend" - sexual relationship: "this is Jane, my...um...friend"
"yuppie food coupons" - twenty dollar bills from an ATM
"ribs 'n' dick" - a budget with no fat, as in "we've got ribs 'n' dick
and we're supposed to find 20K for memory upgrades"
"salmon day" - swimming upstream all day to get screwed in the end **
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