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6:36 pm on Aug 18, 2015 (gmt 0)

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On a FB post I'd made (that had nothing to do with the Internet), a friend commented, "As long as some yahoo doesn't come along and ban it!"

My immediate response, "As long as Google doesn't ban it..."
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I can't think of any internet slang or other related terms that I use in real life.
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Just wait for the day your car's engine starts making a bing sound.
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Bing has been around forever. So have its cousins, bang, bong and bung.
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Funny, I've never found the bungbot in my logs.
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Cars make a pinging sound. Just looking for an IP address.

I do hear kids saying LOL and BTW and TTFN (though they say "tiffin". But what I get a kick out of is radio talk show hosts reading emails over the and saying "emoji" without a clue. (Some email programs replace emoticons with the word emoji.
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I can't think of any internet slang or other related terms that I use in real life.


The one I hear all the time is "bandwidth". As in, "I'd love to work on that, but I just don't have the bandwidth right now."

Of course, some words make it into the language and we forget where they come from.... when I look in the dictionary I bought my freshman year of college, it does NOT list "receive comments or criticism" as a possible meaning of "feedback." In 1980, that was still an engineering term.
 

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