CATCH PHRASES FOR THE '90s
Blamestorming: Sitting around in a group discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.
Ego Surfing: Scanning the Net, databases, print media and so on, looking for references to one's own name.
Swiped Out: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use. (And it only happens when you only have $.23 cents in your wallet)
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.
Tourists: People who take training classes just to get a vacation from their jobs. "We had three serious students in the class; the rest were just tourists."
Beepilepsy: The brief seizure people sometimes have when their beeper goes off (especially in vibrator mode). Characterized by physical spasms, goofy facial expressions and interruption of speech in mid-sentence.
Starter Marriage: A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce with no kids, no property and no regrets.
SITCOMs: What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids. Stands for Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage.
Mouse Potato: The online, wired generation's answer to the couch potato. ARE YOU ONE?
if anyone knows the origin of these, send it to me and I will give credit here