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Goodbye ‘On Your Radar’

Goodbye ‘On Your Radar’ | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it

With the state of technology so goes our shorthand language expressions. Here’s some phrases that I’ll miss and others that I’d sooner forget.

 

With the decline of vinyl records went an expression I will sorely miss: in the groove. In the groove meant you were with it and resembled today’s sports-derived expression in the zone. I imagine that the expression was derived from the mechanical process required to hear the sound. In order to hear a spinning, long playing album properly the needle had to fit securely in the groove. The needle might not fit in the groove because the tracking force was set improperly or perhaps the record was warped. The warping sound was amusing at times, but mostly annoying because of pitch changes without connection to the melody. I never really minded the pops and clicks.

 

Towards the end of the vinyl era records got so thin you could whip them back and forth and they’d make a sound like flexing a saw. Now that was groovy. (more)

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What's in and what's out what makes sense and what doesn't in the language of business and technology.
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Goodbye ‘On Your Radar’

Goodbye ‘On Your Radar’ | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it

With the state of technology so goes our shorthand language expressions. Here’s some phrases that I’ll miss and others that I’d sooner forget.

 

With the decline of vinyl records went an expression I will sorely miss: in the groove. In the groove meant you were with it and resembled today’s sports-derived expression in the zone. I imagine that the expression was derived from the mechanical process required to hear the sound. In order to hear a spinning, long playing album properly the needle had to fit securely in the groove. The needle might not fit in the groove because the tracking force was set improperly or perhaps the record was warped. The warping sound was amusing at times, but mostly annoying because of pitch changes without connection to the melody. I never really minded the pops and clicks.

 

Towards the end of the vinyl era records got so thin you could whip them back and forth and they’d make a sound like flexing a saw. Now that was groovy. (more)

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Kellyanne Conway’s interview tricks, explained

Kellyanne Conway’s interview tricks, explained | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
Conway has a supernatural ability to derail tough interviews about Trump. How does she do it?
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Wordplay and manipulation taken to whole new level.

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So, Um, How Do You, Like, Stop Using Filler Words?

So, Um, How Do You, Like, Stop Using Filler Words? | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
Experts say awareness and practice are the keys to stop using interjections that can make you seem nervous or unintelligent.
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How to stop the filler: step up, right here. 

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Bespoke This, Bespoke That. Enough Already.

Bespoke This, Bespoke That. Enough Already. | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
A word that was once almost exclusively a descriptor for custom-made men’s suits now applies to just about everything.
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Another word that must now be discarded through no fault of its own.

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Close but Not Quite

Close but Not Quite | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
We think we know what these words mean. We almost know what they mean. But we don’t, not quite. Here are some recent examples of mixed-up words and homophone trouble.
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Considered obfuscation or not?

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How to Edit a Dictionary

How to Edit a Dictionary | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
What to keep and what to cut? You can start by checking the Internet.
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 I prefer the original title: "When Good Words Go Bad," "Why" do online editors change a perfectly good title when an article goes on line?"

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9 More Brutally Honest Job Titles

9 More Brutally Honest Job Titles | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
Office work is awful. But if your job title actually described the work you do, you'd be that much more prepared to brave that work. Here are some more accurate job titles. If you can think of any other honest job titles, please add them...
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Yup, that's about it.

 

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10 (more) words and phrases to purge from your copy | Articles | Main

10 (more) words and phrases to purge from your copy | Articles | Main | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
The author is back with even more verbal daggers that pierce readers' hearts.
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Karma Martell turned me on to this list, but really it's very incomplete so check out the comments.

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What it means when you say "literally" - The Oatmeal

What it means when you say "literally" - The Oatmeal | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
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Almost as significant as starting your thought/sentence with "clearly."

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NetLingo The Internet Dictionary

NetLingo The Internet Dictionary | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
This site contains thousands of definitions about computers, the Internet, and the online world of business, technology & communication :-) A popular online dictionary it includes one of the largest collections of text messaging, acronyms and...
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 Sign up for Internet Acronym of the Day(Not Suitable for all audiences) - What do U think forced my hand and obligated me to sign up?

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Should you use euphemisms for private parts with kids?

Should you use euphemisms for private parts with kids? | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
The parenting dilemma of how to refer to your children's private parts without creating a sense of shame.
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Who knew this would be come a topic of conversation?

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: From Euphemisms and ...

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: From Euphemisms and ... | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
By John F. Di Leo - There aren't many things that this nation of immigrants agrees on, but there is one: that our immigration system is broken. Not just mildly in need of correction, but terribly, destructively and ...
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Clear as mud or maybe it's just a bit of obfuscation?

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Euthanasia Euphemisms - ALEX SCHADENBERG, Euthanasia ...

Euthanasia Euphemisms - ALEX SCHADENBERG, Euthanasia ... | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
Wesley Smith, February 22, 2013. When a social movement must rely on euphemisms to obfuscate its goals, it is a good bet that there is something wrong with its agenda. From the very beginning of the modern movement, ...
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On Our Love-Hate Relationship with Punctuation

On Our Love-Hate Relationship with Punctuation | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
Let's face it: writing isn't a natural act. Our ancestors may have started speaking between 50,000 and 2 million years ago, but it was only 5,000 years ago that people started to write. Three thousand more years passed before they began to use a system of little points that eventually evolved into our modern
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What do you think (or should I say believe)?  Personally, without the semi-colon, I'd be lost. 

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Take That, AP Style! Court of Law Rules The Oxford Comma Necessary

Take That, AP Style! Court of Law Rules The Oxford Comma Necessary | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
Who cares about the Oxford comma? That’s a $10 million question.
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The  god's honest truth: "Proponents of the Oxford comma argue it’s necessary to avoid potential ambiguity."

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The Dark Magic of Kellyanne Conway

The Dark Magic of Kellyanne Conway | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
Donald Trump’s cheeriest defender is a political wonder.
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She demonstrates a whole new way to interpret the English language. When you listen to her she almost makes sense while she is speaking, but then a few minutes or perhaps less after she concludes reality comes sweeping back in.

 

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A Certain Word Is Really Getting on My Nerves

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There’s been a meteoric rise in the word “super” being used as a synonym for “very” or “extremely.” Some people are blaming technology.
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“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” | LinkedIn

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” | LinkedIn | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
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Copy writing basics, one man's POV

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LOL: Brutally Honest Job Titles - DesignTAXI.com

LOL: Brutally Honest Job Titles - DesignTAXI.com | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
Someecards has come up with a collection of brutally honest job titles that humorously condenses common professional designations to better...
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Howl away.

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In Praise of Fancy Words

In Praise of Fancy Words | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
The pleasures of reading with a dictionary by one’s side
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When a simpler word sometimes won't do. 

 

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Let's Talk Tech Jargon

Let's Talk Tech Jargon | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
Last week Nick Bilton sat down with David Carr and A. O. Scott to discuss some of the annoying tech jargon that is used in Silicon Valley.
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Question: "What human imperative is at work when people say we are going to crowd source our way to dog fooding this product and make sure that it has scalability,"

 

Bolton: For the same reason that don't use that the didn't use vowels in 2005. Most people are not that creative especially in the Valley they don't have wonderful ideas, exceptional ideas".

 

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A Compilation of Internet Acronyms to Help You Express Yourself in 140 Characters or Less

A Compilation of Internet Acronyms to Help You Express Yourself in 140 Characters or Less

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A Compilation of Internet Acronyms to Help You Express Yourself in 140 Characters or Less

 

 

(Source: Net Lingo)

 

Ne2H

Need To Have -


Used in cases such as, "This feature is a 'need to have' feature for the successful launch of the product". Pronounced "nee-two-aitch" but not usually spoken, usually it is just shorthand in e-mails and IMs. Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, it is spelled in all lowercase because it's also considered a form of leetspeak

 

INUCOSM

It's No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk -
Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms. 

 

ICYC

In Case You're Curious -or- In Case You Care -
Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms. 

 

W/

With -
Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms.  It can be spelled in all lowercase because it's also considered a form of leetspeak

 

FITB

Fill In The Blanks -
Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms.

 

RUUP4IT

Are You Up For It? -
Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms.

 

MUAH or MWAH

The sound of a kiss -
Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms

 

RCI

Rectal Cranial Inversion -
As in, HUYA, it is online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings

 

RUNTS

Are You Nuts? -
Online jargon, also known as [[text message|text message]] shorthand, used primarily in texting, online chat, instant messaging, [[e-mail or email|email]], blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms

 

MMHA2U

My Most Humble Apologies To You -
Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms.

 

SOL

Sh** Out of Luck -
Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms.

 

RSN

Real Soon Now -
Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms.  

 

AYK

As You Know -
Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms.

 

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Researchers say they've found current words that predate modern languages | Living | ADN.com

Researchers say they've found current words that predate modern languages | Living | ADN.com | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
A team of researchers has come up with a list of two dozen "ultraconserved words" that have survived 150 centuries.
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Sing along, there's a melody here someplace.

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Acronyms.png (622x1960 pixels) | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
Useful #graphic - 88 acronymns everyone working on web media should know: http://t.co/mA6yBEZxXk
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Unfortunately there's no way around learning some of these, but really it's serious brain clutter.

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100+ frequently used digital marketing acronyms

100+ frequently used digital marketing acronyms | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
When I first started working in the internet industry, back in 1874, a colleague said to me that I shouldn’t be daunted by the ridiculous number of acronyms that are seemingly used on a daily basis. I’d learn them in good time, he said.
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Just because you know them you're under no obligation to employ them.

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Strategies: These buzzwords make you sound cutting edge

Strategies: These buzzwords make you sound cutting edge | Technology & Business - Acronyms, Buzz Words, Double Entendre, Euphemisms,Tired Phrases, Word Abuse | Scoop.it
If you want to be an entrepreneur or launch a small-business startup, you not only need a good idea, you need the right vocabulary. (Pivot. Crowd Funding. Showrooming. What are the oh so cutting edge buzz words you think we'll be hearing in 2013?
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Get ahead of the BS while there's still time.

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