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13 Most Fun Buzzwords of the Previous Year

Here are the 13 most fun buzzwords of last year, according to the publishers of The Buzzword Dictionary: 1,000 Phrases Translated from Pompous to English. Can't wait to see what makes the 2007 list!

  1. blamestorming: A group process where participants analyze a failed project and look for scapegoats other than themselves.

  2. Death by Tweakage: When a product or project fails due to unnecessary tinkering or too many last-minute revisions.

  3. BMWs: Bitchers, Moaners and Whiners.

  4. clockroaches: Employees who spend most of their day watching the clock -- instead of doing their jobs

  5. plutoed: To be unceremoniously dumped or relegated to a lower position without an adequate reason or explanation.

  6. prairie dogging: A modern office phenomenon. Occurs when workers simultaneously pop their heads up out of their cubicles to see what's going on.

  7. carbon-based error: Error caused by a human, not a computer (which we assume would be a silicon-based error).

  8. menoporsche: Male menopause. Symptoms include a sudden lack of energy, crankiness and the overpowering urge to buy a Porsche.

  9. adminisphere: The upper levels of management where big, impractical, and counterproductive decisions are made.

  10. deja poo: The feeling that you've stepped in this bull before.

  11. bobbleheading: The mass nod of agreement by participants in a meeting to comments made by the boss even though most have no idea what he/she just said.

  12. ringtone rage: The violent response by cube mates after hearing your annoying cell phone ringtone for the 15th time.

  13. muffin top: The unsightly roll of flesh that spills over the waist of a pair of too-tight.

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