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#115637 - 11/11/03 06:49 AM What's the buzz?
Faldage Offline
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Is buzzword a buzzword?


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#115638 - 11/11/03 07:51 AM Re: What's the buzz?
wwh Offline
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I have the impression that a "buzzword" is a relatively new coinage, popular with a somewhar small group. Since "buzzword" been in use for several years and is widely known, it is not longer a buzzword.


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#115639 - 11/11/03 09:00 AM Re: What's the buzz?
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buzz.word (buz“wūrd) n. A usually important-sounding word or phrase used primarily to impress laypersons.

buzz.whack.er (buz“wak er) n. A person who receives some degree of pleasure in bursting the bubbles of the pompous.

http://www.buzzwhack.com/


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#115640 - 11/11/03 06:31 PM Re: What's the buzz?
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The buzzword of all buzzwords, of course is:

onomatopoeia

Please do not ask me to explain my thinking. You either get it or you don't.


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#115641 - 11/11/03 07:08 PM Re: What's the buzz?
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Thanks for the endomusia, Faldo.

"What's the buzz?
Tell me what's a-happenin'!
What's the buzz?
Tell me what's a-happenin!
What's the buzz?
Tell me what's a-happenin'?
What's the buzz?
Tell me what's a-happenin'?"

"Why should you want to know...?"


--Jesus Christ Superstar, Weber/Rice

(endomusia rather than earworm, 'cause, actually, I kinda like that piece )

(and, yeah, I know this Q&A, so sue me)


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#115642 - 11/11/03 07:36 PM Re: What's the buzz?
sjmaxq Offline
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Jesus Christ Superstar, Weber/Rice


Now, there's a long distance collaboration - "Timmy, it's me, I'm Carl, I've come home, I'm so cold, let me in at your window."

_________________________
noho ora mai
http://maxqnzs.com/References.html

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