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Education by Slashdot

There was some story on slashdot and was tagged myhovercraftisfullofeels. Naturally I started a search on this and this page told me that it was some monty python thing. And I realized how much of my education about the fake modern world has come from slashdot.

For instance I have learned acronyms and phrases

IANAL - I am not a lawyer
IANAP - I am not a physicist
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
YRO - your rights online
ISP - internet service provider (In the real world this is Indian Sari Palace)
OMG ponies!!!!
in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics
my hovercraft is full of eels
vapor ware
In Soviet Russia YOU educate slashdot

I have learned about cool websites

xkcd - a cool geek comic
dark roasted blend

And tens of other tid-bits of modern geek speak than enable me to maintain my alter ego at work and blend in.

Ahh, slashdot, where the comments are so much more interesting than the articles.


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