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It really hit me today when reading a postmortem sign written by my 6 yo after his older sister broke his boogie board. "Here lies terminatorII, Because my sister BSOD it."  I couldnt help but chuckle to see him use A PC term more befittingly.

 

Any one else noticing the trend toward common PC terms being incorporated in to daily conversation? Or have any stories about comical use of PC terms?


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on Sep 30, 2008

My wife and I were at the market reading the back of a box of cereal.  Her had was in my way so, without thinking about it, I asked her to "scroll down".  We both laughed.

Another time, we were sitting on the couch watching the tube when she said something cute and I said out loud, "Me huggles Susan". 

I don't think she was paying attention because she diddn't say anything and I know that if I explained I'd have to restrict my IRC usage. 

on Sep 30, 2008

 

I can't say I've experienced that so much as my 3 teens using l33t-speak (or whatever it happens to be called these days!)

I've taken to fighting fire with fire though, and my three kids are now known as.....

noob

nooblet

and nub!

...around the house anyway!  hehe   (I have on occasion "slipped" while in public...) 

 

the Monk

on Sep 30, 2008

I use leet and noob all the time

on Sep 30, 2008

My little brothers call each other noobs when they do something stupid - it makes me laugh so hard, I think that's why I let them come over so much.  It's interesting the way that they're computer literate at that age.

It's also more than a little scary.

on Sep 30, 2008

I actually have a variation on the theme. In this case it's a matter of how a computer term that I thought was fairly universally well known can be misconstrued.

This happened about 10 years ago when I was designing Alpha workstations for the now defunct Digital Equipment Corp. Alpha workstations were designed to run Unix, VMS and NT and other than processor and core chipset differences, they pretty much used the same peripheral components as a standard PC of the day.

Anyway, I was having some difficulty bringing up my latest design and over dinner with my wife I realized that the problem I had been having was probably due to CMOS losing power. I mentioned this to my wife, who although is particularly clueless regarding PC's, otherwise has an excellent memory, so I asked her to remind me about the CMOS before I went to work the next day.

So the next day when leaving for work my wife handed me an index card with the following note.

Don't forget the Sea Moss.

It was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. I have no clue as to what possible connection she thought Sea Moss had to my work but clearly she had no idea of what CMOS is.

Of course nowadays all your boot settings are kept in Flash and there's no need for battery backed CMOS so people under 30 might not even recognize the term but I assume there are a few codgers out there that know what I'm talking about.

on Sep 30, 2008

people under 30 might not even recognize the term but I assume there are a few codgers out there that know what I'm talking about.

OK...I'm a codger....

on Sep 30, 2008

I assume there are a few codgers out there that know what I'm talking about.

 

ROFL..  I join the ranks of the old codgers.

on Sep 30, 2008

Of course nowadays all your boot settings are kept in Flash and there's no need for battery backed CMOS so people under 30 might not even recognize the term but I assume there are a few codgers out there that know what I'm talking about.

Hey - I'm sub 30!!! (For another month and a few days...)

on Oct 01, 2008

 

damn.....thought counting myself among the ranks of the "codgers" wouldn't be for quite some time......but if that's all it takes guess I was wrong! 

on Oct 01, 2008

i'm always saying peeps

on Oct 01, 2008

Speaking of Sea Moss,

I had a guy come into my (ex)shop with his non booting PC.

When asked what the problem was he replied

"It wont boot, I`ve tried everything,  I`ve even reset the CosMos back to the default settings !"

 

on Oct 01, 2008

A friend of mine will at times say L O L instead of laughing.....Which brings to question...why am i still friends with this guy....oh yeah, the mini bar he has.....

on Oct 01, 2008

What's amusing is that my Geography teacher uses "BC/AD" in her speech and "BCE/ACE" in her slide presentations.

Oh, wrong PC .

I've often heard the word "google" used as a generic replacement for "search."

UNIX people seem to be obsessed with the word "grok."

"noob" is popular among the gamers.

I have no clue as to what possible connection she thought Sea Moss had to my work but clearly she had no idea of what CMOS is.

She's just putting in words what she heard at the table, lol.

on Oct 01, 2008

My wife often complains of "input overload" .......

now that read what I typed......it kinda sounds dirty.

 

 

on Oct 01, 2008

I've often heard the word "google" used as a generic replacement for "search."

Yeah, 'google' might as well be a common slang now.

Myself, I'm guilty of using "afk" - admittedly, usually over voice chat on the PC, so I'm not sure how much that counts.

Another time, we were sitting on the couch watching the tube when she said something cute and I said out loud, "Me huggles Susan". 

Most of my real-life friends are gamers, and among us we've gotten to saying "Slash yawn" and the like out loud, to mimic some generic emotes found in games.

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