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Procrastinating the Inevitable...

The More You Know...

By thePatrick

Muggle - n. In the fiction of J.K. Rowling: a person who possesses no magical powers. Hence in allusive and extended uses: a person who lacks a particular skill or skills, or who is regarded as inferior in some way.

Blamestorming - n. A method of collectively finding one to blame for a mistake no one is willing to confess to. Often occurs in the form of a meeting of colleagues at work, gathered to decide who is to blame for a screw up.

Gaydar - n. A homosexual person's ability to identify another person as homosexual by interpreting subtle signals conveyed by their appearance, interests, etc.

Grrrl - n. A young woman regarded as independent and strong or agressive, especially in her attitude to men or in her sexuality.

Threequel - n. The third film, book, event, etc. in a series; a second sequel.

Mini-me - n. A person closely resembling a smaller or younger version of another.

Screenager - n. A person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for computers and the Internet.

Cyberslacking - v. Spending one's employer's Internet and email facilities for personal activities during working hours.

Lookism - n. Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of apperance.

Frankenfood - n. Derogatory. A food that contains genetically modified ingredients.

Riffage - n. Guitar riffs.

Bouncebackability - n. The ability to recover from near-defeat in a competition; the ability to recover from a setback.

Prebuttal - n. A rebuttal for an accusation before it is made.

Ego-surfing - v. Searching the Internet for instances of one's own name or links to one's own website.

Meatspace - n. The physical world, as opposed to virtual.

What do all of these words have in common? Simple. They have all been recently added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Heaven help us all.

1 Comment

Wouldn't it be spelled 'minjesquely'?


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