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You can't be cool if you're using outdated lingo. Here's the latest from the corporate and Silicon Valley jungles. "batmobiling" putting up emotional shields (from the retracting armor that covers the batmobile), e.g.: she started talking marriage and he started batmobiling "beepilepsy" aflicts those with vibrating pagers characterized by sudden spasms, goofy facial expressions and loss of speech "betamaxed" when a technology is overtaken in the market by inferior but better marketed competition, e.g.: Microsoft betamaxed Apple right out of the market "blowing your buffer" losing your train of thought "cobweb" a WWW site that never changes "elvis year" the peak year of popularity as in "993 was Barney the dinosaur's elvis year" "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" "going postal" totally stressed out and losing it like postal employees who went on shooting rampages "high dome" egghead, scientist, PhD "irritainment" annoying but you can't stop watching, e.g.: the O.J. trial "meatspace" the physical world (as opposed to the virtual) also "carbon community" "facetime" "F2F" "RL" "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 "siliwood" the coming convergence of movies, interactive TV and computers also "hollywired" "square headed girlfriend" (boyfriend) computer "treeware" manuals and documentation "umfriend" sexual relationship, e.g.: "this is Dale, my...um...friend" "world wide wait" WWW "yuppie food coupons" twenty dollar bills from an ATM
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