14 November 2007

S.W.A.G.

You have to know the jargon to be in with the in-crowd. Here is an oldie but a goodie;

What's your favorite jargon term?




8 comments:

  1. Here we have one that we constantly relate to:

    P.O.G.
    "Programação orientada à gambiarra" or in english, something like: "Improvisation-oriented programming".

    It´s when someone improvises in the code not orienting the programming to objects, but to "gambiarras", a way to call improvisation in Brazilian Portuguese.

    It´s so strong here that it has it´s own wikipedia article: http://www.wikipedia.org.br/wiki/POG

    Do you have anything like this in English or we are the only ones to improvise sometimes? I guess not :)

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  2. We have in Holland: JBF... which stands for Jan Boere Fluitjes. Which literally means: Jan The Farmer Whistler. Which means wing it, doing things without plan, shooting from the hip etc.

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  3. I like: SAPWAGI

    Severely Annoying Person With a Good Idea

    Just a reminder that not all good ideas come from comfortable places.

    Leader 4 Success

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  4. Jeffrey, SAPWAGI really happens a lot but we didn´t have a jargon for that so far, thanks, it will be very useful.

    The translation would look like "PECCUBI" (sounds good).

    "Pessoa extremamente chata com uma boa idéia."

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  5. Elizabeth Harrin's website introduced me to OTOBOS

    On Time, On Budget, On Schedule.

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  6. Finally something positive.

    Let´s fight not to have a "OTOBOSIYD":

    On Time, On Budget, On Schedule... In Your Dreams!

    Kerber ITBA
    Analista de Negócios

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  7. CUA was Common User Access, which spawned GUI (Graphical User Interface), but there was also a version for non-graphical user interfaces... CHUI(! Character based user Interface)

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  8. CHUI
    aka Han Solo's sidekick

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