Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Learn a new word everyday

Captcha - Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart. A distorted image of letters and numbers used to ensure that a response is not generated by a computer, in order to prevent spamming.

Decruitment - Euphemism for laying-off staff or downsizing a company.

Docusoap - Blend of "document" and "soap" (soap opera: sentimental TV serial) A 'docusoap' is a reality television progeamme in the style of a documentary.

Dramedy - Combination of 'drama' and 'comedy'. A film, play or TV programme that mixes drama and comedy.

E-cruitment - Online recruitment of employees, including online submission of resumes and cover letters.

Emoticon - A blend of 'emotion' and 'icon'. A symbol, used in email messages, which is made out of punctuation marks and resembles a human face.

E-stalk - To stalk (follow) someone using Internet searches and email.

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