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Tuesday, 17 June 1997
You can't be cool if you're using outdated lingo. Here's the latest from my friends in the corporate and Silicon Valley jungles:

fast food joints, strip malls, sub-divisions as in "we were so lost in generica that I couldn't remember what city it was"

annoying but you can't stop watching as in the O.J. trial

percussive maintenance
the fine art of whacking a device to get it working

prairie dogging
in companies where everyone has a cubicle something happens and everyone pops up to look

salmon day
swimming upstream all day to get screwed in the end

square headed girlfriend

manuals and documentation

sexual relationship "this is Mary, my...um...friend"

world wide wait

yuppie food stamps
twenty dollar bills from an ATM

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