The never ending list of “NEW WORDS” continues to expand each year. There are a few in this list who’s origin can be traced back in time and a few new ones. Will any of these stick?? Only time will tell…
You can share any new ones you may have come across this past year in the comments section… Enjoy. 🙂
THE OLD NEW WORDS FOR 2007, 2008, 2009. 2010 and we suspect well into 2011 as well
1. BLAMESTORMING : Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline
was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.
2. SEAGULL MANAGER : A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise,
craps on everything, and then leaves.
3. ASSMOSIS : The process by which some people seem to absorb success
and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.
4. SALMON DAY : The experience of spending an entire day swimming
upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.
5. CUBE FARM : An office filled with cubicles
6. PRAIRIE DOGGING : When someone yells or drops something loudly in a
cube farm, and people’s heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going
7. MOUSE POTATO : The on-line, wired generation’s answer to the couch
8. SITCOMs : Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What
Yuppies get into when they have children and one of them stops working
to stay home with the kids.
9. STRESS PUPPY : A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and
10. SWIPEOUT : An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless
because magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.
11. XEROX SUBSIDY : Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one’s
12. 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 – Michael Jackson, another…
13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE : The fine art of whacking the crap out of an
electronic device to get it to work again.
14. ADMINISPHERE : The rarefied organizational 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.
15. 404 : Someone who’s clueless. >From the World Wide Web error Message
“404 Not Found,” meaning that the requested site could not be located.
16. GENERICA : Features of the American landscape that are exactly the
same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and
17. OHNOSECOND : That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize
that you’ve just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting send on an
e-mail by mistake)
18. WOOFS : Well-Off Older Folks.
19. CROP DUSTING : Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a
Some additional jewels submitted for 2008 which we have added to the list:
20. FRIENDILIGENCE — The amount of time it takes to maintain friend requests on social networks such as MySpace and Facebook. “I just don’t have time for all of this friendiligence!”
21. PREHAB — A program to prevent young stars from behaving inappropriately. “Looks like Miley Cyrus is the only one who’s been to prehab.”
22. BROMANCE — Combination of brother and romance used to describe a strong heterosexual relationship between to males. “Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have a great bromance.”
23. EARJACKING — Eavesdropping on a conversation. “That guy at that table over there is earjacking us!”
24. GINORMOUS — Combination of gigantic and enormous. “That sandwich I just ate was ginormous.”
25. PLAXIDENT — What you call an accidental gun shot wound to the leg in a bar when surrounded by your posse. (Hat tip MikeD)
If you have discovered a new word and would like us to consider adding it to this list, simply submit it in a comment. If we add it we will give you credit with a link back to your site if you have one 🙂
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It appears that Pakistan has released a tape of an intercepted call of congratulations from a known Al Qaeda leader for the bombing. The information was consistent with the threats made earlier in the year by the same Al Qaeda operative…
(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) – Pakistan’s government announced it had evidence that an al-Qaeda operative was behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, who was laid to rest Friday as the army tried to quell a frenzy of rioting that left 27 people dead less than two weeks before national elections. The government, led by President Pervez Musharraf, also said Bhutto was not killed by gunshots or shrapnel as originally claimed. Instead, it said her skull was shattered by the force of a suicide bomb blast that slammed her against a lever in her car’s sunroof. The new explanations by the government in the death of Bhutto, Musharraf’s most powerful foe in the elections, were part of a rapidly evolving political crisis. The rioting by Bhutto’s furious supporters raised concerns that this nuclear-armed nation, plagued by chaos and the growing threat from Islamic militants even before the killing, was in danger of spinning out of control… — Reuters and AP
The evidence released so far is not conclusive but it does appear to lend some credence to the possibility that al-Qaeda, or a splinter group, was indeed behind the planning and execution of the suicide bombing resulting in the death of Bhutto.
The government released a transcript Friday of a purported conversation between militant leader Baitullah Mehsud and another militant. "It was a spectacular job. They were very brave boys who killed her," Mehsud said, according to the transcript. The government did not release an audiotape. Cheema described Mehsud as an al-Qaida leader who was also behind most other recent terror attacks in Pakistan, including the Karachi bomb blast in October against Bhutto that killed more than 140 people. Mehsud is thought to be the commander of pro-Taliban forces in the tribal region of South Waziristan, where al-Qaida fighters are also active. In the transcript, Mehsud gives his location as Makin, a town in South Waziristan. This fall, he was quoted in a Pakistani newspaper as saying that he would welcome Bhutto’s return from exile with suicide bombers. Mehsud later denied that in statements to local television and newspaper reporters. Cheema announced the formation of two inquiries into Bhutto’s death, one to be carried out by a high court judge and another by security forces. Bhutto was assassinated Thursday evening after a rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi near Islamabad. Twenty other people also died in the attack. On Thursday, authorities had said Bhutto died from bullet wounds fired by a young man who then blew himself up. A surgeon who treated her, however, said Friday she died from the impact of shrapnel on her skull. But later Friday, Cheema said those two accounts were mistaken. He said all three shots missed her as she greeted supporters through the sunroof of her vehicle, which was bulletproof and bombproof. — Reuters and AP
Actions will speak much louder than words. Musharaff must now CHOOSE !!! He must pull out all the stops and invade the terrorist strongholds regardless of the repercussions on his political future within the country or face the consequences of forceful “help” from the U.S. We suspect the State Department has put him on notice to pull out the stops or the U.S. perhaps will be pulling them out for him…
It appears that economic inflation may be the bigger threat to the Iranian president’s political future than any aggressive sanctions from the West. The Iranian people are clearly showing signs of lost patience with the silver tongued leader due to his lack of action on the economic front at home. A situation that is certainly being carefully watched by the U.S., E.U and Russia. It appears that Ahmadinejad was full of empty promises during his “electoral campaign”, and the Iranian middle class is fed up with it.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A sharp rise in inflation has provoked fierce criticism of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – not only from his reformist opponents, but also from senior conservatives who helped bring him to power but now say he is mismanaging the economy.
Ahmadinejad was elected in 2005 on a populist agenda promising to bring oil revenues to every family, eradicate poverty, improve living standards and tackle unemployment. Now he is being challenged for his failure to meet those promises.
Reformists and even some fellow conservatives say Ahmadinejad has concentrated too much on fiery, anti-U.S. speeches and not enough on the economy – and they have become more aggressive in calling him to account…
A prominent economist, Mohammad Sattarifar, said Ahmadinejad is to blame for flooding the market with too many newly printed bank notes, relying too much on imported goods – including basic commodities – and using oil revenues to pay for the government’s day-to-day expenses instead of distributing it to the people as he promised to do in his election campaign.
Sattarifar said the government increased liquidity, or the amount of money in circulation, from $72.3 billion in 2004 to $148.9 billion this year. Economist Morteza Allahdad said this amount was a “huge, unusual increase in liquidity that has led to high inflation. Ahmadinejad can’t escape responsibility for this.”… More… — AP / A. Dareini
For all the so called intelligence this bafoon believes he possess, he appears to be an ignoramus when it comes to managing internal fiscal policy. His idea of flooding the Iranian economy with cheap money has backfired just as experts within his own country had warned. Will “Basic Economics 101” in fact prevail over cultural arrogance and islamo-fascist rhetoric?
In the end, perhaps this new economic reality may be just what the doctor ordered to infuriate the Iranian people into realizing that Ahmadinejad, and his perverted points of view, along with the neanderthal thinking of the radical Islamic clerics, will do little to lead their country toward prosperity on par with the other wealthy Arab oil nations. Unfortunately there do not appear to be many political alternatives on the horizon which the Iranian people can leverage regardless of how dissatisfied they are with their quality of life. Certainly not as long as their society is held hostage by a radicalized leadership.
President Musharraf has taken to the airwaves in an attempt to generate a sense of stability within the Pakistani government. The events of today, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, will present a significant test of the democracy in Pakistan. There is little doubt that the Islamic radical forces targeted Bhutto in order to increase negative public opinion on ex President Musharaff. There is little doubt that this tragic, yet somewhat predictable event, will intensify the power struggle which was already underway within the Pakistani government.
(ISLAMABAD ) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf appealed to the nation to remain peaceful on Thursday after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto “so that the evil designs of terrorists can be defeated,” state TV said.
The announcement came while the president was holding an emergency meeting of top officials after Bhutto was killed in a suicide attack following a campaign rally in the city of Rawalpindi.
Musharraf, meanwhile, declared three days of national mourning.
Prime Minister Mohammedmian Soomro said the government would “unearth the conspiracy” against Pakistan after Bhutto’s assassination, which he called an “inhuman act of terrorism”.
In a statement, the caretaker leader appealed for calm and pledged that all efforts would be made to track down those responsible for the killing.
“Those responsible for this cowardly act of violence cannot be friends of Pakistan,” he said.
“This cowardly and inhuman act of terrorism will be traced down to the bottom, and the government will use all possible means to unearth this conspiracy against the country,” he said. — APN
What the reaction of the mainstream Pakistani people will be with respect to the “blame” that is sure to be laid at the feet of political rival Pervez Mushraff remains to be seen. No doubt this is exactly the turn of events that the Islamo-facist terror groups have been hoping for. Iran will be watching, hoping and doing what it can to support terrorist insurgents to create an eventual Islamic Republic of Pakistan. You can take that to the bank.