27 December 2007

2007: the year in buzzwords

bacn n. Impersonal e-mail messages that are nearly as annoying as spam but that you have chosen to receive: alerts, newsletters, automated reminders and the like.

crowdsource v. To use the skills or tools of a wide variety of freelancers, professional or amateur, paid or unpaid, to work on a single problem.

global weirding n. An increase in severe or unusual environmental activity often attributed to global warming. This includes freakish weather and new animal migration patterns.

I-reporter n. CNN’s name for citizen journalists who submit their own photographs and reports about news events.

lolcat n. On the Internet, an odd or funny picture of a cat given a humorous and intentionally ungrammatical caption in large block letters. Originally called a cat macro.

mobisode n. A short version of a full-length television show or movie, suitable for playing on a mobile phone or other hand-held electronic device.

mom job n. A package of cosmetic surgery procedures that will reduce the visible effects of childbirth, like stretch marks or sagging.

nose bidet n. A neti pot or nasal irrigator, said to help with allergy symptoms.

pap v. To take a photograph of someone or something, usually used to refer to paparazzi, from which the word is derived. Also as a noun.

vajayjay v. Euphemism for vagina, popularized by Grey's Anatomy and then Oprah.

vegansexual n. A person who eats no meat, uses no animal-derived goods and prefers not to have sex with non-vegans.

1 comment:

Drew said...

OMG! I've been crying watching that Prairie Dog thing! Is it real???