Top 50 Funniest Terms used in the Online World

  1. all your base are belong to us - An incoherent line from a Japanese video game called Zero Wing, it became a geek hipster...
  2. angry garden salad - Slang for a poorly designed Web site GUI with incorrect code behind it (so that if...
  3. assicons - A funny take on emoticons, "assicons" (like boobiecons) involve another body part....
  4. boobiecons - Another funny take on emoticons, "boobiecons" (like assicons) involve another body...
  5. cappuccino cowboy - A nickname for a person who just has to have a Starbucks coffee or other type of roadie...
  6. chillaxin - Slang for chilling and relaxing, as in "What up? Not much, just chillaxin."
  7. chips and salsa - Chips refers to computer hardware. Salso refers to software. For example you may hear...
  8. cluster funk - When a multitude of things go wrong on a computer system, at the same time, because...
  9. cornea gumbo - A visually noisy or over-designed Web site, usually with too many graphics and too...
  10. crapplet - A badly written or totally useless Java applet, as in, "I just wasted thirty minutes...
  11. dancing baloney - Gratuitous animated GIFs and other Web special effects that are used to impress clients....
  12. digital doppelganger - Another name for your online persona, for example, the founder of NetLingo's "digital...
  13. double geeking - When you use two computers at the same time. "Triple-geeking" is using three computers...
  14. easter egg - A hidden element written into a program or placed on a Web site. Basically, it is...
  15. eating your own dog food - When a computer company uses its own software for internal projects, it is said to...
  16. echo chamber - Traditionally, an "echo chamber" describes a group of media outlets that tend to parrot...
  17. fat finger - To make an error in typing, as in, "Oops, I didn't see that misspelling. I must have...
  18. flame war - When an online discussion degenerates into a series of personal attacks against the...
  19. fortune cookie - An inane, witty, or profound comment that can be found around the net. When you come...
  20. fram - Slang for spam sent to you by your friends or family.
  21. gingerbread house - Slang for a company that hires NCGs, places them in high-pressure positions, but pays...
  22. grok - To "get it" or to understand something so completely that you absorb it and practically...
  23. hairball - Any tangled mess. Often refers to poorly written computer code with Microsoft's name...
  24. ID10T - An acronym, actually an expression, used among tech support personnel to disguise...
  25. meatloaf - Unlike spam, which is unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE), meatloaf is unsolicited...
  26. middle school dance - Slang for a situation in which two pieces of equipment are both waiting for the other...
  27. ohnosecond - The fraction of time it takes to realize you've just goofed; for example, right after...
  28. open your kimono - Silicon Valley slang for revealing your business idea to someone after he or she signs an NDA.
  29. PITA - As in, "What a PITA," it is an acronym used primarily in texting, online chat, instant...
  30. plonk - To kill (or filter-out) a particular person's messages from the newsgroups you read....
  31. POTATO - This is what's known as a hilarious acronym to describe "People Over Thirty Acting...
  32. prairie dogging - In geek speak it is slang for when someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube...
  33. rasterbator - A designer who's become a compulsive digital manipulator or Photoshop abuser, as in...
  34. router droppings - The inclusions added to e-mail messages when a server or recipient cannot be found....
  35. salmon day - Workplace slang that refers to the experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream...
  36. scribe tribes - Netizens who publish their journals, diaries, and daily ramblings on the Web and organize...
  37. script kiddie - An unskilled hacker who uses programs and exploits written by others.Slang for people...
  38. seagull manager - A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps over everything, and then leaves.
  39. shareware girl - Office jargon for the coolest girl in the company, the one that all the programmers...
  40. Siliconia - Nicknames for cities and areas with a heavy concentration of high-tech firms. "Siliconia"...
  41. spam - An e-mail message sent to a large number of people without consent, also known as...
  42. splog - "Splogs" are amateur blogs with mostly stolen content that are published by spurious...
  43. time porn - Time porn refers to popular entertainment in general, anything that sucks up your...
  44. turklebaum - Based on a phony e-mail message about a fellow named Turklebaum (who allegedly died...
  45. velveeta - To cross-post to an excessive number of newsgroups.
  46. walled garden - A favorite term by those in the industry, a "walled garden" refers to certain Web...
  47. wallhumper - Office slang for a person who raises their hip in an effort to swipe their electronic...
  48. warez - This word is considered by many users to be a catchall term for software which includes...
  49. word-of-mouse - Gossip or information spread via the net, usually through e-mail, blogs or newsgroup postings.
  50. zen mail - E-mail messages that arrive with no text in the message body.

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