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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You can't be cool if you're using outdated lingo.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:

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

irritainment
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
computer

treeware
manuals and documentation

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

world wide wait
WWW

yuppie food stamps
twenty dollar bills from an ATM


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