Friday, January 23, 2009

In the Know

In an effort to front like I actually KnOw what's hot and what's not in the blog world, I have sought out some much needed help regarding online jargon.

I googled and found a great website designed to give me this edumaction!! It is none other than, Netlingo. PLEASE NOTE....Parental Discretion Advised regarding NETLINGO!!!!!

Many of you are asking, "What has spurred you to learn another language? You have just mastered your Slang flashcards!!"

My answer...a combination of several recent interactions that have left either me or the other party involved confused. Some of these interactions have been via the blog world, some via the cellular telephone and some face to face. In spite of how different they have been in their scope, they have all come together and weaved the tangled web of this post. Here are a few of the main spurrer oners:

Interaction #1

It's Almost Naptime alerts me to the fact that it is National Delurker Week. Huh? What on earth is delurking?

Interaction #2

One of my favorite friends sends me a text that simply says, 404. Huh? Clarification on 404!!

Interaction #3

A certain individual close to me says, "I have been trying and trying to leave a comment on your blog. Ever since you have started it. I just can't get it to work. I type it in, double check it and click the "publish comment" button. Every time I do that it spits out some strange word I have never seen before and I don't know what it means. Then it says it can't publish my comment." HUH?

Clearly my beloved friend needs to know and understand Word Verification. This interaction was actually positive for me!! For once I knew what I was talking about!!

If you found yourself confused by any of the above mentioned interactions, you have as much catching up as I have to do...check out Netlingo!! I would love for you to post a comment regarding your favorite Smiley or Text messaging Acronym!!


  1. You are HILARIOUS! This might be one of my favorite posts - hope you don't mind that I read part of it out loud to a few other people (face to face, no less). I've loved NetLingo for a long time; glad you found it.


  3. I was 404 about 404 too.

    Btw, (that's by the way) - I don't know if I have told you this, but I think you can disable word verification. It is supposed to delete spam but in the whole time I have been blogging, I have only received one spam out of thousands of comments.

    And oh, it is so annoying.