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90's Dictionary Additions

- Body Nazis:  Hard-core exercise and weight-lifting fanatics who
     look down on anyone who doesn't work out obsessively.

- Seagull Manager:  A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise,
     shits all over everything and then leaves.

- Chainsaw Consultant:  An outside expert brought in to reduce
the employee headcount, leaving the top brass with clean hands.

- 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.'

- Starter Marriage:  A short-lived first marriage that ends in
divorce with no kids, no property and no regrets.

- Swiped-Out:  An ATM or credit card that has been rendered
useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

- 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.

- Xerox subsidy:  Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from
ones workplace.

- Assmosis:  The process by which some people seem to absorb
     success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather
     than working hard.

- Flight Risk:  Used to describe employees who are suspected of
     planning to leave a company or department soon.

- 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.

- Irritainment:  Entertainment and media spectacles that are
annoying, but you find yourself unable to stop watching them.  The
O.J. trials were a prime example.

- Uninstalled:  Euphemism for being fired.  Heard on the
voicemail of a vice president at a downsizing computer firm:  
"You have reached the number of an uninstalled vice president.  
Please dial our main number and ask the operator for assistance."
See also Decruitment.

- Vulcan Nerve Pinch:  The taxing hand position required to reach
all the appropriate keys for certain commands.  For instance, the
warm re-boot for a Mac II computer involves simultaneously
pressing the Control key, the Command key, the Return key and the 
Power On key.

-Yuppie Food Stamps:  The ubiquitous $20 bills spewed out of ATMs
     everywhere.  Often used when trying to split the bill after
a meal: "We owe $10 each, but all anybody's got is yuppie food

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