Monday, June 4, 2007

Techie Talk

A.I.M. (v) - To actively ignore messages from annoying chat buddies while blaming the server for the lost connection.

bee break (n) - The act of sneaking off to the bathroom in the middle of dinner to scroll through one’s BlackBerry.

block-listed (adj) - Permanently banned from all modes of virtual communication.

case (v) - To use the jarring style of ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in an e-mail. Also known as virtual shouting. (Dude, quit casing me!)

e-mnesia (n) - The condition of having sent or received an e-mail and having no recollection of it whatsoever.

IMonogamy (n) - The practice of chatting into only one window at a time. (C’mon Jane, it’s 2006. No one’s imonogamous anymore.)

overshared server (n) - A person who consistently hits “Reply All” when he/she should hit “Reply,” thus subjecting everyone on the e-mail list to an irrelevant personal note.

textual frustration (n) - A late-night text exchange that fails to result in old-fashioned lip-locking.