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April 17, 2006 12:58 PM

A few new words for Webster

Posted by Tricia Duryee

A few things to brighten your Monday from, a free daily newsletter listing everything that's hip and cool or undiscovered. Frankly, for this list of technology Lexicon, I'd agree with the "undiscovered" part. I mean, come on, does anyone actually say any of these?

Here they are:

A.I.M. v. To actively ignore messages from annoying chat buddies while blaming the server for the lost connection.

bee break n. The act of sneaking off to the bathroom in the middle of dinner to scroll through one's BlackBerry.

block-listed adj. Permanently banned from all modes of virtual communication.

case v. To use the jarring style of ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in an e-mail. Also known as virtual shouting. (Dude, quit casing me!)

e-mnesia n. The condition of having sent or received an e-mail and having no recollection of it whatsoever.

IMonogamy n. The practice of chatting into only one window at a time....

overshared server n. A person who consistently hits "Reply All" when he/she should hit "Reply," thus subjecting everyone on the e-mail list to an irrelevant personal note.

textual frustration n. A late-night text exchange that fails to result in old-fashioned lip-locking.

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