Tuesday, October 19, 2004

How to spend a slow afternoon at work...

Looking up buzzwords at buzzwhack.com. Some selections:

bobbleheading: The mass nod of agreement by participants in a meeting to comments made by the boss even though most have no idea what he just said.

helicopter mom: An overprotective and overly-involved mom. Helicopter moms can't simply drop their kids off at school. They must visit their children's classroom daily to hover and see how they are doing – embarrassing the child and irritating the teacher.

spinach cinema: A movie that’s supposedly “good for you,” but you dread having to see.

wardrobe malfunction: A term that could not be found in the 3,307,998,701 Web pages searched by Google until Justin Timberlake used it to explain Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl unveiling.

yogurt cities: Cities with thriving "active cultures" -- museums, symphonies, opera, independent bookstores, etc. -- where baby boomers will choose to retire (instead of retirement communities).