I think it’s kind of funny how every line of work has its own language, a set of jargon and acronyms that are only understood by those in the same sphere. Did you ever speak to a friend in another industry, a pharmacist, dentist or equities trader perhaps, and notice how they have to pause to not use their own acronyms when telling you a work-related story?
When I first started in advertising, all eager and doe-eyed, it was like walking into another country. Everyone spoke in abbreviated code, almost like they didn’t want others in the office to know what the heck they were talking about. People would look at my blank stare and tell me that in no time we would be speaking the same language. Sure enough, I was repeating those same words to the following year’s class of doe-eyed newbies.
Now I live in the Blogiverse, speaking in another set of code. I find myself regularly using terms such as stumbles, handles and feeds, which sound more like a career in agriculture than one online.
Since I am feeling particularly happy today I just want you to know that whether you are a twiend, a follower, a blurker, my DH or a pal IRL, I think you are AWESOMESAUCE!
1. Awesomesauce: Something that is more awesome than awesome. It is modifyer of your basic awesome into a more awesome version. -Urban Dictionary