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(The Atlantic Wire)   Did you use the words "glocal", "meggings" "artisinal" or "brogrammer" this year? Then you are a bad person and you should feel bad   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 113
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2012-12-19 04:32:41 PM  
Totes obvy, duh!

/Repeat in your head to the tune of Feliz Navidad
 
2012-12-19 04:33:14 PM  

violentsalvation: I can't even pronounce artis anal.


No no no. You have it all wrong. It is "art is anal." It is about the artistic magnificent of arse to arse.
 
2012-12-19 04:34:50 PM  
I do use "artisanal" but only in a snarky way to mock it. Kind of like Panera bread means "bread bread"
 
2012-12-19 04:36:31 PM  

phaseolus: DontMakeMeShushYou: I want to find the person who coined the term "tween" "yambags" and kick them in the yambags hooshgaflurbins. That is all.


That is blatently racist against wolfman and his nards
 
2012-12-19 04:37:59 PM  

GAT_00: I've never even heard those four words before.



And I never, ever want to again.
 
2012-12-19 04:38:49 PM  

durbnpoisn: TLDR. I made it as far as the Bs, and I almost fell asleep.

Tips for the author. Be quick and short with lists that are this long. Be funnier, Make shorter lists.


I'm debating whether your use of TLDR is intentionally ironic or unintentionally ironic.

/Ambiguronic
 
2012-12-19 04:39:43 PM  

bill4935: Even worse than all of those: "swagest".

 
/Pronounced "swagg-est"... even though it only has one 'g'!
 
 
squidmobile.com
 
Frowns upon your swagnannigans.
 
2012-12-19 04:41:22 PM  

nmrsnr


I hate most of the slang being used nowadays, but is that because I'm getting old or because it sucks?


That doesn't have to be an either/or question.
 
2012-12-19 04:42:09 PM  

"meggings"


Shut up, meggings.
 
2012-12-19 04:44:49 PM  

zedster: [www.ibiblio.org image 530x281]
Wonders what's wrong with ping


Ping is fine in its intended use, but I knew this moron coworker who said he'd ping people when he finished an assignment, as a vague substitute for email or IM, and maybe even sms or a phone call.
 
2012-12-19 04:45:09 PM  

omgbears: I love a good portmanbro



I believe a portmanbro is a sailor.
 
2012-12-19 04:46:10 PM  

Gizmodo's Sam Biddle despises this word, saying "I hate ping because it means the exact same thing as contact. There's no difference between ping and contact. But when we say ping, we can pretend like we're in a scene from The Social Network, when in fact we're just regular idiots like everyone else. It's also too ambiguous-if someone asks me to ping them, do I text, call, ring a bell in their face? I hate ambiguity in language."


Gizmodo's Sam Biddle appears to be unable to think on his own.
 
2012-12-19 04:48:05 PM  

theflatline: I remember when I was in Philly at a Drexel graduation party in 2002 and this kid says to me "We are going to flame some oat and listen to the D".


Did you murder him in cold blood where he stood?

If not, why not?
 
2012-12-19 04:50:13 PM  

moothemagiccow: zedster: [www.ibiblio.org image 530x281]
Wonders what's wrong with ping

Ping is fine in its intended use, but I knew this moron coworker who said he'd ping people when he finished an assignment, as a vague substitute for email or IM, and maybe even sms or a phone call.


if all he does is send packages at them and see if they reply it might be okay, the interoffice mail people might hate him for it
 
2012-12-19 05:03:45 PM  
1) Portmanteau is for the lazy.
2) If you have to "man up" a word to make it "more masculine", it isn't the word with a gender identity problem.
 
2012-12-19 05:11:40 PM  

JayCab: The Documentation provided within the presented article is a quality demonstration of the synergistic benefits of leveraging a diverse vocabulary to follow best-practices and establish a fully win-win paradigm within the larger culture of the enterprise.

/hates that none of those words flagged spell-check.


Beautiful. Absolutely devoid of any content, complete semantic nonsense and able to pass muster in any corporate meeting in North America.
 
2012-12-19 05:12:53 PM  
Flamey-o, hotman!
 
2012-12-19 05:18:28 PM  
That article made me moist.
 
2012-12-19 05:19:02 PM  
"quintessential" is making a come back!
 
2012-12-19 05:22:25 PM  
It's not new but if I here the word lockdown one more time I may kill somebody.
 
2012-12-19 05:23:08 PM  
Pffft. These are perfectly cromulent words.
 
2012-12-19 05:23:42 PM  
See also: "craft beer". Should be right up there with "artisanal".
 
2012-12-19 05:28:28 PM  
Thanks Ants , Thants

Thanks Hanks , Thanks
 
2012-12-19 05:32:11 PM  
I made up a word a while ago, 'Sleeprupt' for when you haven't been getting enough sleep for several days in a row; then sleep for 16 hours straight. But was beaten to it by one other person (according to Google results)

Oh well.
 
2012-12-19 05:39:50 PM  
There is absolutely nothing wrong with vagina and the same goes for moist vagina.
 
2012-12-19 05:50:10 PM  
A lot of these are awful.

But "I've never had quinoa and I don't like it!" is more awful than all these words combined.
 
2012-12-19 05:50:12 PM  
What a smarmy little article by a perfect gunt.

(My Firefox browser underlined gunt but not smarmy.)
 
2012-12-19 05:53:04 PM  

Sybarite: What exactly am I supposed to call quinoa?


Yeah, I'm wondering that, too. It's a perfectly good food. It's been around for a while. It's not like it's some hipster (heh, had to sneak that in) just went to some South American village and discovered it and brought it back. No, if they "discovered" it, it's in the same way that they "discover" PBR, hunting, etc-- something that's been around for a long time already and they decided to co-opt it for their own douchiness.
 
2012-12-19 05:58:41 PM  
I, for one, had never heard "brogrammer" before but, thanks to this article, plan on using it now. Suck it, The Atlantic.

Also, ping has a slightly different meaning than "contact." Contact implies initiating a new thread of conversation. While ping can sometimes be used in that context, it's usually more along the lines of, "We sent Bob an e-mail and it's been a month; someone make sure he's still alive."
 
2012-12-19 05:59:09 PM  
God, I hate these farking "Words I don't like because I don't know their meaning" articles that come out EVERY YEAR at this time. A lot of these have perfectly legitimate uses, although I would have to say that if I ever met someone who called himself, or or someone he knew, a "bro-grammer", I'd probably strangle him.
 
2012-12-19 06:12:46 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Also, ping has a slightly different meaning than "contact." Contact implies initiating a new thread of conversation. While ping can sometimes be used in that context, it's usually more along the lines of, "We sent Bob an e-mail and it's been a month; someone make sure he's still alive."


Yeah, that's how I see it, too. They can take "ping" off the list and replace it with "action item". We had a project manager that loves that term. The first time he asked me "can you take that as an action item?", I truly had no idea what he meant. I asked. I don't remember what he said, but it was pretty convoluted. I think I finally got it, though. I asked, "when you say, 'take as an action item', do you just mean, 'do'?" He looked kind of pissed, and thought about it, and finally said, "Yes, I guess so." He was fired shortly after that. It was for unrelated reasons, but I like to pretend it was because he used that stupid term.
 
2012-12-19 06:19:34 PM  
Not on the list, but the word 'optics' keep popping up on certain news channels and I have no friggin ideal what they're talking about. Optics? Like binoculars? WTF?
 
2012-12-19 06:20:25 PM  
I honestly thought "brogrammer" was derogatory and used to make fun of the paradoxical cult of machismo among geeks who vie to outdo each other in stereotypical masculine stupidity, and then when you put them around guys they can't out-macho, suddenly want to play the role of the intelligent, higher organism. You know, the chubby bearded guys who make sexist jokes and talk loudly about drinking beer instead of "pussy chick drinks" and how no real man would ever buy a car with an automatic transmission, and then when a bunch of ripped frat boys or loud macho businessmen come into the bar, they say, "Such neanderthals! Why are those animals in our nice bar bothering us civilized people with their 'ook ook ook?' Look at their silly posturing. It's a good thing there are people like us to uphold civilized standards and the dignity of womenfolk amidst this brutish rabble."
 
2012-12-19 06:20:55 PM  

Mikey1969: God, I hate these farking "Words I don't like because I don't know their meaning" articles that come out EVERY YEAR at this time. A lot of these have perfectly legitimate uses, although I would have to say that if I ever met someone who called himself, or or someone he knew, a "bro-grammer", I'd probably strangle him.


God, I hate these farking "Articles I don't like" comments...
 
2012-12-19 06:24:02 PM  

JerkyMeat: There is absolutely nothing wrong with vagina and the same goes for moist vagina.


I'm totes for some good old fashioned moistgina. Loves me that moisty, brah!
 
2012-12-19 06:27:59 PM  

treesloth: ProfessorOhki: Also, ping has a slightly different meaning than "contact." Contact implies initiating a new thread of conversation. While ping can sometimes be used in that context, it's usually more along the lines of, "We sent Bob an e-mail and it's been a month; someone make sure he's still alive."

Yeah, that's how I see it, too. They can take "ping" off the list and replace it with "action item". We had a project manager that loves that term. The first time he asked me "can you take that as an action item?", I truly had no idea what he meant. I asked. I don't remember what he said, but it was pretty convoluted. I think I finally got it, though. I asked, "when you say, 'take as an action item', do you just mean, 'do'?" He looked kind of pissed, and thought about it, and finally said, "Yes, I guess so." He was fired shortly after that. It was for unrelated reasons, but I like to pretend it was because he used that stupid term.


Action Item: Professional Superhero. Seconding. It can take "offline" with it; being outside a meeting does not make something offline. If you MUST re-purpose technical terminology, at least go with "out-of-band" or something vaguely accurate.
 
2012-12-19 06:28:11 PM  
I guess that's one way to make a "look at the articles we made this year" article.
 
2012-12-19 06:42:04 PM  

scottymac: See also: "craft beer". Should be right up there with "artisanal".


Nope, craft beer is a legitimate term. It defines a brewer that brews more than a microbrewery and less than a major retail brewer. I can't remember the totals, but Red Hook would be a craft brew, and your local produced at the nearest micro brewery wouldn't. If you are having problems with how it's used, that's different than calling for it to be banned. You need to call for it to be used correctly.
 
2012-12-19 06:47:13 PM  
"Occupy" strangely absent.
 
2012-12-19 07:00:22 PM  

omgbears: I love a good portmanbrobromanbreau


FTFY, sorry, pet peeve.
 
2012-12-19 07:02:48 PM  
Oh god, I've used brogrammer alot this year. It's only in jest though, so I'm still a good person, right?

/to colleague I am pair programming with:
//LETS BRO DOWN AND CRUSH SOME CODE
 
2012-12-19 07:06:13 PM  
Megging: Verb. The act of pegging, when performed by a Muppet.


/be afraid.
 
2012-12-19 07:14:51 PM  

Fooshards: Oh god, I've used brogrammer alot this year. It's only in jest though, so I'm still a good person, right?

/to colleague I am pair programming with:
//LETS BRO DOWN AND CRUSH SOME CODE


Link. That is all.
 
2012-12-19 07:43:45 PM  

Fooshards: Oh god, I've used brogrammer alot this year. It's only in jest though, so I'm still a good person, right?


You're not a bad person for using "brogrammer", so long as it is in jest. You are, rather, a bad person for using "alot".
 
2012-12-19 07:44:03 PM  
Submitter used all four of those in one headline. Submitter is a bad person and should feel bad.
 
2012-12-19 09:47:34 PM  
tl;dr

Just inbox me the deets
 
2012-12-19 09:58:49 PM  
I used artisinal today, but I used it sarcastically.
 
2012-12-19 10:09:58 PM  

thomps: the only good thing about this list is that it showed me that apparently this exists


Modern Seinfeld @SeinfeldToday
The Mitzvah Tank won't leave Jerry alone. George's Facebook gets hacked. Kramer emails with an actual Nigerian prince.


holy moly that's funny.
 
2012-12-19 10:17:50 PM  

Sybarite: What exactly am I supposed to call quinoa?


Delicious! Especially the way my wife makes it, with some cheese and Peruvian spices mixed in.

\She's Peruvian
\\Was eating quinoa before it was a hipster food
 
2012-12-19 11:50:08 PM  
Why isn't "Thought Leader" on this list? What about "reach out to?"
 
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