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Advance Australia fair....

Rather late in the day, Oz lexicographers have come up with a word of the year for 2007, although it might better be termed a phrase:

Pod slurping

"Pod slurping, officially listed as a noun, is the downloading of large quantities of data to an MP3 player or memory stick from a computer". Source. I like it.

"The committee gave an honourable mention to the noun infomania - the tendency to give immediate attention to incoming messages such as email and text messages, resulting in constant distraction and a corresponding drop in the recipient's attention levels and work performance....The People's Choice Award went to password fatigue. This noun means the level of frustration caused by having too many different passwords to remember, resulting in an inability to remember even those most commonly used".

The people's choice disgraces the wit and ingenuity of our friends in the Antipodes.

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Anonymous nomad said... 3:26 pm

emaelstrom?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:29 pm

Far superior.  



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