Monday, 3 July 2006

The new office lexicon

Red Letter has posted a complete A-Z of office slang -- the sort of list that's invaluable to those of us who don't work in a 'cube farm.' Samples:
Adminisphere - The rarified organizational layers above the rank and file that makes decisions that are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant.

Crop dusting - Surreptitiously farting while passing thru a cube farm, then enjoying the sounds of dismay and disgust; leads to PRAIRIE DOGGING…..

Graybar Land - The place you go while you’re staring at a computer that’s processing something very slowly (while you watch the gray bar creep across the screen). “That CAD rendering put me in graybar land for like an hour.”

Ohnosecond - That minuscule fraction of time during which you realize you’ve just made a terrible error.

Percussive Maintenance - The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

Prairie Dogging - When something loud happens in a cube farm, causing heads to pop up over the walls trying to see what’s going on.

Seagull Manager - A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, shits over everything and then leaves.
TAGS: Humour

1 comment:

  1. You might appreciate these... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_expletives

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