Internet Slang

So I was using one of my favorite reference books, Slang, by Paul Dickson and I ran accross some pretty interesting Internet terms.slang-thumbnail.jpg

Angry Fruit Salad – a website with too many bright colors

Bandwith Hugger – Someone who fights spam. According a junk e-mail glossary in the October 2005 issue of Inc. magazine, “So called because he won’t yield any system capacity [bandwidth] to junk e-mail.”

Bit Barfing – Overwhelming web visitors with extensive information

Cobweb – a Web site that is never updated

GMTA – Great minds think alike

Ham – good e-mail. Not Spam

LSHITIWMP – Laughing so hard I think I wet my pants

Netiquette – Online etiquette. One basic rule: All caps are rude. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SHOUT, SO DON’T DO IT, OK?


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6 thoughts on “Internet Slang

  1. Those are great. I never read anything like that. I have a book of slang, called Flappers to Rappers. That’s very interesting.

  2. Bush goes ballistic about other countries being evil and dangerous, because they have weapons of mass destruction. But, he insists on building up even a more deadly supply of nuclear arms right here in the US. What do you think? How does that work in a democracy again? How does being more threatening make us more likeable?Isn’t the country with
    the most weapons the biggest threat to the rest of the world? When one country is the biggest threat to the rest of the world, isn’t that likely to be the most hated country?
    If ever there was ever a time in our nation’s history that called for a change, this is it!
    The more people that the government puts in jails, the safer we are told to think we are. The real terrorists are wherever they are, but they aren’t living in a country with bars on the windows. We are.

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