Remember that song, “Rainy Days and Mondays” always get me down? As I look out my window from where I’m typing, the gray bleakness of the weather and the fact of Monday depress me. Grading papers since 5:00 a.m. hasn’t helped my mood. However, to brighten my perspective, I reviewed a sight I found some time ago devoted to new office slang. I’m writing a modern version of Orwell’s Animal Farm that is set in the modern business world (one of my many projects I intend to finish this year), and I intend to use many of these phrases in the play. You can check out the site here: http://www.officeslang.com/ If you’re in need of a chuckle, some of these definitions will help. Here are a few of my favorites that I (or my friends) can relate to:
Starter marriage: A short-lived marriage that ends in divorce with no kids, no property, and no regrets.
Mouse potato: The online generation’s version of a couch potato.
Yuppie Food Coupons: Twenty-dollar bills from an ATM.
Dead Tree Edition: Printed, paper version of an electronic form.
Good Job: A “get-out-of-debt” job. A well-paying job people take in order to pay off their debts, one that they will quit as soon as they are solvent again.
There are many more worth looking at, but perhaps these will pique your interest.