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New Office Slang: A-C

If you've ever had a conversation with a tragically hip person and walked away wondering what the heck half the things they said mean, you understand how frustrating it is not knowing the coolest slang and lingo. It makes you feel old, unworldly, and out of the loop. How can you stay on top of your game? I am a fan of initiating jargon into conversations and using it until the people around me catch up. If you're interested in gaining some new office slang consider using geeky computer terms in casual conversation.

For example if you meet a cute associate at an office function and your co-worker asks if you are going to call them you can always be elusive and say you are going to "bookmark" that person for later. Not everyone wants to commit to speed dial after one meet and greet, right?

For a list of Office Slang you should know,

Here are a few more words to test out:

404 - Someone who is clueless. From the Web error message, “404 Not Found,” which means the document requested couldn’t be located. “Don’t bother asking Britney. She’s totally 404 and can't help it.”

Alpha Geek - The most knowledgeable, technically proficient person in an office or work group. “I dunno, ask geeksugar. She's the alpha geek around here.”

Blamestorming - A group discussion of why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible. "I don't want to Blamestorm or anything, but can we talk about what Fergie's stylist should have been thinking."

Chip Jewelry - Old computers destined to be scrapped or turned into decoration. “That piece of junk would function better as a statue."

Chips and Salsa - Chips = hardware, salsa = software. “First we gotta figure out if the problem’s in your chips or your salsa.”

Cube Farm - An office filled with cubicles. "I have to get out of this Cube Farm and take a walk around the block."

Source: Office Slang

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debdebx3 debdebx3 9 years
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 10 years
LMAO... yum ... too true !
vanillabean102 vanillabean102 10 years
404 and blamestorming - i love it~~
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
I love 404!!! this is kickass.
Madinat Madinat 10 years
dood!! EVERYONE knows you're supposed to make up your OWN slang based on the tragically obvious, so you don't have to be hip to get it :rolleyes:
poetess poetess 10 years
Cute coinings.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Love it geeksugar!
HistoryGeek913 HistoryGeek913 10 years
ha! alpha geek. Love it!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Blamestorming. I love it!
GrantBarrett GrantBarrett 10 years
Umm, these terms weren't even new when they first appeared on Usenet in 1998. Catch up! :)
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 10 years
i wanna be the alpha geek too though colleagues normally call me the gadget girl lol!
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
Funny ... ty ty
reese05 reese05 10 years
cool! I will be the Alpha geek in my office and make these words the new trend.. =>
Phil Phil 10 years
I'm going to use 404 all the time now! Unfortunately, we don't have an alpha geek in our office so I can't use that one :(
saffy1227 saffy1227 10 years
vitrolicbump vitrolicbump 10 years
Awesome! I love the last two!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Ha, this is awesome! I'm totally going to use these terms at work and then maybe people will think I'M the Alpha Geek!
Food Food 10 years
from what i hear, when stuff stops working, the blamestorming begins and if i'm not mistaken, it's the alpha geek who takes the blame!
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