So, in the interest of helping you keep up – or arming those who are fond of such “innovations”, we have a perfect web site – http://www.buzzwhack.com .
That’s where John Walston, 54, author of “The Buzzword Dictionary: 1,000 Phrases Translated From Pompous to English”, in 2000 established his Web site for buzzwords, which the site describes as “A usually important-sounding word or phrase used primarily to impress laypersons.”
Here’s a sampling:
- Cellular Macarena
- Déjà moo
- A product of the Enron scandal, this new verb comes courtesy of former US Sen. Tom Daschle of South Dakota, who said, “I don’t want to Enron the American people.
- Escape ring
- Job spill
- Scooby snacks
- Vuja day
You can check out more buzzwords (it also has a reference guide for text messengers – http://www.buzzwhack.com/inside/buzzimglish.htm), and even sign up for a buzzword of the day e-mail at the site.
However, it cautions that “If you can use more than three buzzwords in a single sentence while keeping a straight face, this site is not for you.”
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