List of Hilarious Technical Slang

Brain Drain 07 Mar 2013
List of Hilarious Technical Slang

I know you want to read them without any delay. Okay, I won’t beat about the bush… for all the tech geeks, here we go -

Shareware Girl

“She is the shareware girl in the office”. It is a company jargon for the coolest girl in the organization. It neither has a sexual overtone nor any sarcasm. It is used with positive intentions.

Chillaxin

It is a popular slang used these days for chilling and relaxing, as in “Hey what’s up? Nothing, just chillaxin.”

Fat finger

“Oh no, I failed to recognize the mistake, I would have fat fingered it.” The term refers to a mistake while typing on a computer.

FOMCL

This stands for Falling Off My Chair Laughing. This slang is used more than LOL these days. Most of the couch potatoes browse sitting on the chair and when they come across something very funny, they FOMCL

Chips and salsa

Chips stand for computer hardware and salsa for software. For example, you might come across a tech support person using it, “Firstly figure out the problem, whether it is with the chip or the salsa.”

POTATO

Thirty pretending to be Twenty One

This is funniest acronym used to address the person, “Thirty pretending to be Twenty One”. It is used as an acronym while online chat, SMS, e-mail and blogs.

PITA (Pain in the Ass)

(Pronunciation: pee-tah)

It used primarily while texting, online chat, e-mail, messaging, posts, etc. As in “What a PITA”, it is basically an acronym.

Grok

It used these days instead of jargon like “get it”. For example, you may say, did you Grok?” meaning “Did you get it?”

ID10T (I-D-TEN-T)

It basically means idiot. This word is more common for the person in tech support dealing with customers over the phone or online. For example, “I have an ID10T online”.

Double Geeking

“Double Geeking” means using two computers at a time. “Three Geeking”, referred to a person simultaneously using three computers. A person is referred to be multitasking while working with two devices at the same time, and a person who handles more than one device is known to be wearing digital or technical jewelry.

Dancing baloney

These are special effects used on the website to impress the clients. “This page does not come out that appealing, may be a little dancing baloney would help.”

Seagull manager

It is referred to managers who flies in, shouts on top of his voice, fires words at everything and then walk away.

All your bases are belong to us

These words eventually emerged as a mainstream gaming joke because of seriously bad Japanese to English interpretation. This line is from a Japanese video game called Zero Wing Sega Genesis.

Cappuccino cowboy

This term refers to men and women from suburbs that commute to the city every day for working. They just prefer to have coffee or some other roadie stuff on the way to work.

Angry garden salad

Poorly designed website GUI with inappropriate coding is addressed with this slang. (On clicking one thing some irrelevant opens)

Word-of-mouse

A typical gossip going viral on the internet, through blogs, posting, tweets or e-mail.

Zen mail

It is an e-mail arriving without a text in its message body.

Hairball

A slang used for a messy situation or a tangled mess. It is mainly with reference to a computer code messed up under the label of renowned organization.

Middle school dance

This is used when two persons sitting together for each other to initiate the conversation, resulting in no exchange at all. It often occurs during social networking or system integration.

Cornea gumbo

It is referred to a website with unnecessary graphics, designs and too much animation. As heard among the designers, “this page needs redesigning; it’s a total cornea gumbo.”

Crapplet

A totally useless or inappropriate Java applet, as in, “I wasted an hour downloading this stinkin’crapplet.”

Cluster funk

Many things go wrong on the computer system at the same time. This can be because of one command or action. “Don’t go there, as there is a large cluster funk going on.”

Fortune cookie

A witty or impacting comment that you come across on the internet. It is used when you come across an innovative or unique piece of comment or opinion, “What a fortune cookie.”

Open your kimono

It is a Silicon Valley slang popularly used for revealing business ideas and strategies after signing an NDA.

Flame war

It is used when and online discussion shapes into a heated argument. It includes a series of personal attacks against the debaters.

Router dropping

Addition of inclusions to e-mail messages and the server or the receiver cannot be found. These are suspicious inclusions and require in-depth analysis to find what the router problem is. It is also known as “daemon droppings.”

 

 

 

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