Buzzwords galore

Like most Internet denizens, I receive my daily dose of infoschticks. Some have been with me for years, while others were dropped during my periodical bull-purge. An all time favourite missive is Buzzword of the Day.

A buzzword “buzz.word (buz´w»rd) n. A usually important-sounding word or phrase used primarily to impress laypersons.” Sometimes it’s also a very creative way of looking at the world (my preferred usage buzzwords.”

 If, for example, you work with a bunch of clockroaches (employees who spend most of their day watching the clock instead of doing their jobs) and suffer from a severe case of ringtone rage (your violent response to a colleague’s annoying cell phone ringtone, having heard it for the 15th time) after having been plutoed (unceremoniously dumped or relegated to a lower position without an adequate reason or explanation) five years back in CV years, if your email inbox is inundated with kudo loops (the endless e-mail loop that happens when everyone in the office feels they must add their personal cheers to the Boss’ email, ) then it’s time for a holiday — or a transfer!

ToingToing! A lovely game to play during creative sessions anywhere, is to use one of the many buzzwords available on and try to come up with as many definitions as possible. Give it a try – how would you define one throat to choke; geek handshake, or vapor trail?