|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|Jargon Coiner (#2)|
An irregular feature that aims to give you advance warning of new jargon
that we've just made up.
* SLASHDUP EFFECT, THE: Accidentally posting two or more duplicate
comments to Slashdot, usually as the result of hitting ENTER at the
wrong time or fumbling with the Preview option.
* YOU'VE GOT SLOGAN: The tendency for reporters to parody the stupid
"You've Got Mail" saying when writing about AOL.
Example: "You've Got Spam", "You've Got Merger" (the headline for an
article about the Netscape/AOL Merger From Hell)
* PENGUINIZATION: Ongoing trend to slap a picture of Tux Penguin next to
anything even remotely related to Linux.
* IDLESURF: Aimless surfing of the Internet; looking for something
interesting to read while killing time. Often involves reloaded the
Slashdot homepage every 5 minutes to see if a new article has been