Homing from Work

 Posted by on 29 April 2008 at 11:15 pm  Computers, Language
Apr 292008
 

Paul sent me his “urban word of the day” for April 25th. It’s too perfect not to post:

Homing from Work

Using work time and resources for personal tasks.

See reverse telecommuting

Busey: Steve, did you download those episodes of Entourage I told you about?

Myers: I told you Gary, my home Internet connection sucks ass. I am going to download and burn them at the office while I am homing from work.

Ha!

More Concept Formation

 Posted by on 26 December 2007 at 8:45 am  Language
Dec 262007
 

Here are more concepts which don’t have a single word in the English language:

Kummerspeck (Germany): “Grief bacon” – the weight that you gain by overeating when you’re worried about something.

Attaccabottoni (Italy): A “buttonholer” – someone who corners casual acquaintances or even complete strangers for the purpose of telling them their miserable life stories.

Shitta (Iran): Leftover dinner that’s eaten for breakfast.

Pana po’o (Hawaii): To scratch your head in an attempt to remember something you’ve forgotten.

Ngaobera (Easter Island): A sore throat caused by too much screaming.

Backpfeifengesicht (Germany): A face that’s just begging for somebody to put their fist in it.

Papierkrieg (Germany): “Paper war” – bureaucratic paperwork whose only purpose is to block you from getting the refund, insurance payment, or other benefit that you have coming.

Rujuk (Indonesia): To remarry your ex-wife.

Mokita (New Guinea): The truth that everyone knows, but no one will speak about.

Gorrero (Spain, Central America): Someone who never picks up the check.

Fucha (Poland): Using your employer’s time and resources for your own purposes.

(Via Neatorama.)

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