Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ilene Evans Neologisms 19-25

19. In-a-gadda-da-meeting -
Any meeting that could have been completed in half the time it actually took. I have been in so many mmetings that come under this catagory - nice to have a name for it.

20. Anecdotal dotage; that advanced age where all one does is relate stories about "the good old days." This is an example of a self-coined word (see above). The Oxford English Dictionary not only lists this word (and defines it as "garrulous old age"), but it has a citation that dates all the way back to 1835!

21. Chips and Salsa
Chips = hardware, salsa = software. "Well, first we gotta figure out if the problem's in your chips or your salsa."

22. Irritainment:
Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying, but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. e.g. Professional wrestling.
Percussive Maintenance:
The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

23. Queue - Ology – I could not find the word anywhere, but when I Iooked at all the things that were listed with and related to queueing, I thought that it should be a word. Here are some:
Queue (computing)
Queue (computing)Queue (computing)Queue (computing)Queue (data structure)Queue (disambiguation)Queue (disambiguation)Queue (disambiguation)Queue (disambiguation)Queue (hairstyle)Queue (Manchu hairstyle)Queue (mathematics)Queue (printing)Queue (printing)Queue (printing)Queue Adjustment PolicyQueue and AccumulatorQueue and Channel-Based Power Control
Queue and Rate Adjustment PolicyQueue Application Program InterfaceQueue ArbitratedQueue areaQueue areaQueue areasQueue Base Address RegisterQueue Control BlockQueue ControllerQueue Current ProcessQueue delayQueue Drain Limit FactorQueue Element Transfer DescriptorQueue eXecutive InterfaceQueue for MySQLQueue Full

25. Blamestorming –
Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

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