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Interesting words and languages

The first word spoken on the moon was "okay". (Or not - see comments). Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the ca...

New Vocabulary

Adminisphere: The rarefied organisational 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.

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.

Cube Farm: An office filled with cubicles.

Crop Dusting: Surreptitiously farting while passing through a Cube Farm.

Meerkatting: When someone does the above in a Cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to try and find out who did it.

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.

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

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.

An Ohnosecond: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realise that you've just made a BIG mistake.

WOOFS: Well-off Older Folk.