Modern Speakeasy.

Fabienne: So if we wanted, we could live in Bora Bora? 
Butch: You betcha. And if after awhile you don't dig Bora Bora, then we can move over to Tahiti or Mexico. 
Fabienne: But I do not speak Spanish. 
Butch: You don't speak Bora Boran either. Besides, Mexican is easy: Donde esta el zapataria? 
Fabienne: What does that mean? 
Butch: Where's the shoe store? 
From Pulp Fiction 

Match the words or phrases with one of the words below:


1. This is a euphemism for being fired or laid off.
A. Dancing Baloney
B. Blamestorming
C. Uninstalled or Decruitment
D. Upgradeitis
E. Ohnosecond

2. Never being able to use the software since you are constantly trying to learn about the new attributes of the
latest version.
A. Dancing Baloney
B. Blamestorming
C. Uninstalled or Decruitment
D. Upgradeitis
E. Ohnosecond

3. Little animated GIFs and other Web F/X that are useless and serve simply to impress clients.
A. Dancing Baloney
B. Blamestorming
C. Uninstalled or Decruitment
D. Upgradeitis
E. Ohnosecond

4. : An impossibly small  fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a serious error on your computer.
A. Dancing Baloney
B. Blamestorming
C. Uninstalled or Decruitment
D. Upgradeitis
E. Ohnosecond

5.   Calling a group meeting to sit around and discuss why the project failed, why there was cost over runs, who was responsible,  or if they can palm the whole thing off onto another team.
A. Dancing Baloney
B. Blamestorming
C. Uninstalled or Decruitment
D. Upgradeitis
E. Ohnosecond

6. A company policy that forbids employees to bring computers, work, or portable telephones along when they take some days off.
A. Percussive Maintenance
B. Swiped Out
C. Alpha Geek
D. Guilt Free Vacationing
E. A Cube Farm

7. An office filled with cubicles
A. Percussive Maintenance
B. Swiped Out
C. Alpha Geek
D. Guilt Free Vacationing
E. A Cube Farm

8. An ATM or credit card that no longer works because its magnetic strip is worn away or degaussed
A. Percussive Maintenance
B. Swiped Out
C. Alpha Geek
D. Guilt Free Vacationing
E. A Cube Farm

9. The most technologicaly proficent person in the group
A. Percussive Maintenance
B. Swiped Out
C. Alpha Geek
D. Guilt Free Vacationing
E. A Cube Farm

10. The delicate art of hitting an electronic device until it functions.
A. Percussive Maintenance
B. Swiped Out
C. Alpha Geek
D. Guilt Free Vacationing
E. A Cube Farm

"The chicken came first - God would look silly sitting on an egg."
                                      anon


Ce texte © 2000-2001 Christopher Yukna - tous droits réservés



Professor of English
Ecole des Mines
158 cours Fauriel
St.Etienne
FRANCE


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