Staying Au Courant With Office Slang
Assmosis – The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.
Batmobiling – putting up emotional shields. Refers to the retracting armor that covers the Batmobile as in â€œshe started talking marriage and he started batmobilingâ€
Blamestorming – A group discussion of why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.
Egosurfing – Scanning the Net, databases, etc., for oneâ€™s own name
Irritainment – Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying, but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The O.J. trials were a prime example.
Keyboard Plaque– The disgusting buildup of dirt and crud found on some peopleâ€™s computer keyboards.
Perot – To quit unexpectedly. â€œMy cellular phone just perotâ€™ed.â€
SITCOMs – What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids. â€œSingle Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgageâ€
Umfriend – One with whom one has a sexual relationship; as in, â€œthis is Dale, my…um…friend.â€