Lisa Belkin, in the NY Times, has more great new geek words — something we blogged about the other day.
Belkin quotes Eve Fox, an electronic campaign guru in Washington, DC, who suggests a whole new language she calls ‘Blang,’ as in ‘Web language.’
“Blang is spoken by ‘Web wraiths’ — Tolkienesque creatures (i.e., most of us) who feel chained to their computers day and night.
Some Blang entries that tickled my funny bone:
Cybermoment — Confusion that arises when one person closes an instant-messaging window and the other person keeps ‘talking.’
Cylences — The long gaps in phone conversation that occur when a person is reading e-mail or cybershopping at the same time. (Ooh, nasty pun.)
Schoogle — A popular pastime, consisting of Googling the names of old classmates. (Ouch, another!)
Google-icious — The self-absorbed pride people feel when Googling themselves.
Reverberon: the kind of e-mail which has been forwarded endlessly and everywhere, by people known as regurgimailers.
Check out Lisa’s post here.