Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Terms I wish I'd coined

  • Regurgimailer: people who forward to everyone they know everything that lands in their in-boxes. Warnings about techniques that rapists use in parking lots; photos of adorable missing children; heart-warming lists of why women and their friendships are so wonderful; jokes about, well, everything. The fact that most of the items either have been traveling the Internet for years or turn out not to be true, or both, does not stop them. A word to regurgimailers — check Snopes.com before you forward, please.
  • Reverberon: the kind of e-mail described above, which has been forwarded endlessly and everywhere.
  • Logonorrhea: condition that renders you unable to use certain online accounts because you can remember neither your screen name nor your password.

source: Lisa Belkin, New York Times

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