Um sniglet é uma palavra que deveria estar no dicionário, mas não está. Sniglets são a criação do comediante Rich Hall que, com uma pequena ajuda de seus amigos, escreveu uma série de livros contendo sniglets em meados dos anos 80. Com uma pequena ajuda de nossos leitores, esta página fornece alguns sniglets relacionados a TI que achamos que deveriam estar no dicionário, mas não estão. Se você tiver uma sugestão para um sniglet relacionado a TI, nos avise !
p>b>acronym-nym - uma redundância criada por seguir uma sigla com a palavra final dessa sigla. Exemplo: DNS server.
>b>alpha geek - a pessoa mais conhecedora e tecnicamente proficiente num escritório ou grupo de trabalho.
>b>analog-retentive - aquelas pessoas que obstinadamente se agarram a tecnologia ultrapassada.
p>AlzIMers - esquecendo com quem você está falando e digitando na janela de texto IM errada.
p>b>animousity - clicando vigorosamente no seu dispositivo ponteiro porque uma página está carregando muito lentamente. Veja também: espasmo da tela - páginas que tentam carregar simultaneamente na tela do seu computador como resultado direto da sua animosidade.
>p>AOL-WOL - desaparecendo de uma conversa IM sem aviso prévio.
p>b>backronym - um termo informático cujas letras outrora não tinham significado, mas desde então têm vindo a significar algo-ou-outro.
b>b>bee break - o ato de se esgueirar para o banheiro no meio do jantar, do concerto ou do trabalho para percorrer o BlackBerry.
> forte>beer Googles - pesquisas feitas na Internet enquanto intoxicados, às vezes resultando em informações mais atraentes ou credíveis do que de outra forma.
>b>blamestorming - sentado em grupo, discutindo por que um prazo foi perdido ou um projeto falhou e quem foi o responsável.
blogorrhea- compulsive, excessive, and/or meaningless ranting/raving by an individual on a blog -- essentially, blog-based logorrhea, meaning a tendency to talk on and on.
Bluetooth fairy - someone who walks around with a blinking Bluetooth headset permanently affixed to his ear. (Remember the kid's song "Little rabbit foo-foo?")
blurker - someone who reads a blog or blogs regularly but never comments or contributes to the discussion.
cellphonic appraisal - the activity that occurs when a ringing cell phone causes everyone in the room to check and see if it's theirs.
crapplet - a poorly written or totally useless Java applet.
cinderellaware - software (demo or shareware) which becomes useless after a trial period unless the user pays for and registers it.
cube farm - an office filled with cubicles.
cylences - long gaps in a phone conversation that occur because one person is distracted and reading their text messages
cellopain - the person who talks loudly and obliviously on a cellphone in a crowd.
CrackBerry - slang for BlackBerry, often used in the sense of a "CrackBerry addict," or one who is always checking and responding to emails on the handheld device.
D'OH-jo - the opposite of mojo.
doomscrolling - scrolling aimlessly from one negative, disturbing story to the next.
dopeler effect - the tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
dot gone - pre-Internet bubble bust startup
e-dundancy - sending someone an e-mail at the same time you're having an IM conversation with them.
egosurf - to search for yourself on Google or another search engine
e-mailsculation - what happens when the IT department abruptly takes away access to an email account from a worker that's been fired, including archives, distribution lists and contacts.
e-mnesia -- the condition of having sent or received an e-mail and having no recollection of it whatsoever.
execuglide - to maneuver oneself around the room while seated in a wheeled office chair.
famspam - unsolicited email sent by family members.
fauxtography - altering a photographic image with editing software to create an image that appears real but is in fact misleading or untrue.
faxcess - having access to a fax machine.
faxcination - staring intently at the fax machine because you're waiting for a fax to come through.
fonesia - the affliction that strikes when you dial a phone number and forget whom you were calling just as they answer.
fUtility - a 3rd party utility that won't install no matter how closely one follows the instructions.
gadaboutag - the orphan HTML tag that's messing up your page.
gleemail - inspirational emails forwarded by a friend or coworker that may or may not bring joy to your inbox.
GMOOT - short for "Get me one of those," the basic command from CEOs to CMOs or CMOs to their agencies.
id10t error - help desk log lingo for clueless end-user.
IMdecision - repeatedly erasing an IM text box because you change your mind about what you want to say.
IMglish - the combination of chat abbreviations and online slang commonly encountered in instant messages conversations.
Mahogany Row - the business side, the boardroom.
multi-asking - communicating with someone through IM, phone or e-mail at the same time. See also: e-dundancy .
Macrimination - the automatic assumption that whatever is wrong is caused by the Mac on the network.
negabytes per second (NBps) - a measure of data transfer that seems so slow it can only be assumed to be flowing backwards.
ohnosecond - that very short moment in time during which you realize that you have pressed the wrong key and deleted hours, days, or weeks of work.
oxoxomoron - a person who includes symbolic "hugs and kisses" at the end of their e-mail.
pebcak - help desk lingo for user error (problem exists between chair and keyboard).
percussive maintenance - the fine art of whacking the crap of of an electronic device to get it to work again.
phenomenot - the Latest, Greatest, wizz-bang whatever that's not what it's proclaimed to be.
phenomenut - the guy who runs right out and buys phenomenots.
prairiedogged - the feeling of helplessness that overtakes you when co-workers in neighboring cubicles constantly pop their heads up to ask you stupid questions.
Questfallen - reaction to the realization that your MapQuest directions have failed you.
random excess memory - memory you were talked into buying in order to solve some problem that never did get resolved.
reBay - to buy something on eBay and immediately put it back up for auction.
screenager - an intern in the IT department.
regurgimailer - someone who forwards whatever that lands in his inbox to everyone he knows .
schoogle - to Google the names of old classmates.
screensucking - wasting time engaging with any screen, including computer monitor, video game, television, BlackBerry, Palm, cell phone or iPod
spamouflage - an intentional typo, such as Vikagra , used by spammers to fool spam filters.
spammified - when an email ends up in the spam folder by mistake.
specifiction: - 1) a specification founded on invalid or erroneous assumptions. 2) a specification that, as written, is impossible to implement.
treeware - documents made out of paper, as opposed to electronic documents.
unstant messaging - minimizing your IM window when your boss walks by.
wandal - someone who vandalizes a wiki, participating in "wandalism."
WAPathy - lack of interest in wireless technology.
zen mail - an e-mail message that arrives without text in the message body.
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