Y2k Sniglets

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I've seen "sheeple" and "sleeple"...any other "y2k sniglets" that anyone would like to share?

Perhaps this could be the beginning of a language for the GI's out there?

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), December 08, 1998


Yes! I need a glossary for Appendix G (Y2K Dialectology) of my Game Time post!


-- runway cat (runway_cat@hotmail.com), December 08, 1998.

We have so far: Y2K, GIs, RGIs, DGIs, RDGIs, TEOTWAKI, SHEEPLE, and my own personal addition (lame as some may find it): "Compatipliant"- I've heard ads for software etc, advertising they are Y2k "compatible" which I take to mean (reading between the lines) that we are not "compliant" by the purest definition, so we are throwing out a similar word to make you think you won't have any problems.

-- Lisa (LisaWard@aol.com), December 08, 1998.

Y2Nayer....person in Y2K denial

Rice-a-Ronic...person addicted to rice

Charminoes....A post apocalypse game played with toilet paper

FDICarhea....Bank runs

entomolegumes....A tasty dish comprised of beans and bugs

and not really a sniglet but:

'Yardeni and Rice, thats nice'....Merril Lynch Y2K slogan

-- MVI (vtoc@aol.com), December 08, 1998.

Sorry, "sheeple" doesn't qualify. It came from the rhetoric of the New World Order conspiracy theorists.

-- Buddy (DC) (buddy@bellatlantic.net), December 08, 1998.

Alt-tabbatical: to change to another application besides your web browser when your boss walks by so he won't see you reading GN.

Expendicitis: sharp pain in the solar plexus caused by bi-monthly re-tallying of planned vs. actual Y2K expenses.

Re-cannoiter To rummage thru your Y2K stash looking for an ingredient you ran out of in your "regular" pantry.

Segue-ment (v.) The act of immediately drawing a Y2K parallel vocally with family members any time a traffic light goes out, cable dies, etc.. "see? this is what Y2k's gonna be like!".

-- Lisa (not@work.com), December 08, 1998.

Thanks for the correction, Buddy :-)

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), December 08, 1998.

Oh, and we wouldn't want the "New World Order Conspiracy Theorists" polluting our Y2k lexicon, would we?

Sheeple: the politically naive, the willfully ignorant, those easily led.

Yes, I can see how that term would strike a nerve with you, Buddy.


-- E. Coli (nunayo@beeswax.com), December 08, 1998.

E: Nice to see you back among the posting!


-- Chuck a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), December 08, 1998.

Yes, E., the term "sheeple" does strike a nerve with me.

However, I was simply pointing out that the term is not an offspring of Y2K.

-- Buddy (DC) (buddy@bellatlantic.net), December 08, 1998.

I think we'll find that distrust of globalism, the survelliance state, technocratic elites and multinationals, will be part and parcel of the Y2k phenomenon. I will be astonished if the outcome of the current global financial collapse plus Y2k communications and financial failures does not result in a resurgence of U.S. nationalism.

To say that ths kind of "conspiracy theory" has nothing to do with Y2k is to miss the historical meaning of Y2k entirely. Y2k can't be separated from it's causes and effects. It is not merely "code."

As for purifying the Y2k lexicon, I still think you're being very French about it.


-- E. Coli (nunayo@beeswax.com), December 08, 1998.

ROFL Lisa! I had a good laugh at your sniglets :D I especially liked "re-cannoiter", I do it all the time :D And I segue-ment too!

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 08, 1998.

Catsy, do you also practice

Spamnesty, the epicurean freedom your inner food snob grants you when you stock up on things you'd never eat if it weren't the end of civilization?

-- Lisa (i'm@work.com), December 08, 1998.

Well, E., I guess you've managed to show your contempt for me, the "sheeple," and the French people all in one sentence. You're very clever.

-- Buddy (DC) (buddy@bellatlantic.net), December 08, 1998.

Nah, E doesn't have contempt for the Sheep, although the French are definitely contemptible. Good riddance.

You two need to stop scrapping and cough up some sniglets already.

-- Lisa (whoa@no.com), December 08, 1998.

I second the Honorable Bacterium re; the French.

But I cannot in good conscience include the Honorable Gentleman from DC in the same catagory with them.

-- Uncle Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com), December 08, 1998.

OK, Lisa...

Y2Kare - question everyone asks when they first hear about it

Y2Kake - Cake made from Y2K flour

Was it Richard Dale who came up with...

Milneologists Northaholics

BTW, what the heck's a sniglet?

-- Buddy (DC) (buddy@bellatlantic.net), December 08, 1998.

Vous avez tous des cervelles en pates de jambon reconstituer, aussi connu sous le nom de Spam.

But I would never tell you that in your face ;>

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 08, 1998.

I read that, Chris........ also, I meant the French from France, not Canada. Y'all are pretty much Americans anyway.

Just playing again.

Buddy, a sniglet is a word that should appear in the dictionary but doesn't. Here are some


-- Lisa (still@work.com), December 08, 1998.

"Catsy, do you also practice

Spamnesty" Lol! yes. And I also drive 30 miles to a Costco in a town where no-one knows me. Would that be spamevasion?

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 08, 1998.

Well still Buddy, it's like a Frechman attacking the Brits in a crowd of yankees ;>

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 08, 1998.

I meant "well still Lisa". (you got my french blood boiling now I can read straight ;) )

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 08, 1998.

I CAN'T read straight. OR write. grrr

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 08, 1998.

Chris, we Texans love you French. So much, in fact, that we went out of our way to save every single vineyard in France in 1902, by donating our vine stock. So really you're drinking Texas wine, and don't know it.

I really was playing.

I'll try to think up some more sniglets on the way home.......

-- Lisa (almost@home?.com), December 08, 1998.

Buddy, I let you know that I object to your use of the phrase "New World Order Conspiracy Theorists." Do you include Adolph Hitler and George Bush in this category (the two biggest "New World Order" salesmen of this century)? Clinton mentor, historian Carrol Quigley? Paranoid web-surfers didn't invent the NWO. I don't have contempt for you, but I think your name-calling undermines freedom, human dignity and American sovereignty, and I'm not going to let it slide. You are a fine human being, Buddy, but you are pretty free with the backhanded comments - it doesn't exactly inspire me to heights of fanciful word-play. The French (in France) are justifiably proud of their language and culture, going so far as to outlaw the use of some foreign words and phrases to avoid cultural "contamination." I drew a parallel between your exclusion of the "Conspiracy Theorist" term, "sheeple," from the Y2k lexicon. Since pizza is our national dish, I think this kind of exclusion is a bit out of place.

That leaves the sheeple, who are the power-circuit to the despot's control-cicuit. One entity. Mere "contempt," unfortunately, is not sufficient.


-- E. Coli (nunayo@beeswax.com), December 08, 1998.

NGI: Never Got It.

Sure to be the epitath on many headstones should the worst case conditions occur. And the sad part is that the two letters, one number and associated warnings will have flowed "in one ear and out the other" many, times.

Check six! WW

-- wildweasel (vtmldm@epix.net), December 08, 1998.

OK, E., I will withdraw the part about "New World Order" conspiracy theorists. I have no idea where the term "sheeple" originated. No matter, I still view it as an objectionable stereotype.

As for name-calling, nolo contendre. As I stated elsewhere I try to avoid it when I conciously can. We all do it in our minds I'm sure, but I think it wise to try to keep it there. I did not intend to engage in name-calling when I used the NWO conspiracy theorists label, but if it was taken as such I apologize. As far as undermining freedom, human dignity and American sovereignty that's a strong charge that I don't think is deserved. Can the same be said for Paul Milne's name-calling habit? In my mind the term "sheeple" undermines human dignity more than most other words I've seen used in these discussions.

Often times I am just too serious...

Thanks for the respect Uncle Deedah and thanks for the compliment E.

Can't think of a sniglet for Y2K angst...

-- Buddy (DC) (buddy@bellatlantic.net), December 08, 1998.

Great Thread!

Barbecueperation: filling a spare gas bottle for Y2K cooking.

Rambonaire: demeanor of a fully kitted Y2K prepared male.

Nubonaire: female equivalent.

-- Bob Barbour (r.barbour@waikato.ac.nz), December 08, 1998.

DWGI (Don't wanna get it)

FI (Forget it)

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@net.com), December 08, 1998.

wildweasel, I have seen you post elsewhere, and I have been meaning to ask for ages: What does "Check six" mean???????

-- Jack (jsprat@eld.net), December 08, 1998.

I got one...

not particularly Y2K, but I like it. Those people like me who are content to occasionally throw in our two cents worth, and will sometimes begin a dialogue about some lofty crap or other...

I am a member of the "commentariat."

-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), December 08, 1998.

Y2Kalling: Name calling in Y2K forums. (What did you y2kall me?!) I dedicate this one to E., as lame as it is ;)

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 08, 1998.

On another thread (somewhere.. can't locate it now), Robert Cook commented that he had "lactomangulated a milk carton" which, although not particularly Y2K, deserves honorable mention... had me ROFL

-- Elbow Grease (Elbow_Grease@AutoShop.com), December 08, 1998.

Monsieur Sprat

Check six is Mil-speak for Keep an eye on what may be sneaking up your ass

-- Uncle Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com), December 08, 1998.

Jack: Check six, at least the way I learned it, means to keep an eye on your six o'clock position, i.e. watch your back. (Think of straight ahead as 12 o'clock, then move around the watch face.)

-- jdclark (yankeejdc@aol.com), December 08, 1998.

Chiplomacy:The art of managing compliancy amongst vendors. Easier said than done sometimes...

-- spirit (spirit@iserv.net), December 08, 1998.

hoard-o-maniac - one who hoards everything

trash-o-phobic - one is afraid to throw anything away for fear it may be useful in the future. Often, things not thrown away include, bottle, yogurt cups, hotel soaps, etc.

Many times the types of people listed above are one and the same.

-- Christine A. Newbie (vaganti01@aol.com), December 09, 1998.


Here I thought that Y2Kake was a Yourdonism for fruitcake!

GNorthic - pessimistic.

Milnic - more pessimistic.

Info-ick - most pessimistic.

Enough prep - an impossible ideal.

PPTB - please pass the beano.

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@relusplanet.net), December 09, 1998.

Cramnologist: Adept at finding space SOMEWHERE for Y2K supplies.

Pollyflexion: Instinctive wince reflex suffered by GIs when exposed to optimistic Y2K arguments.

Pollyphony: Says, "Y2K is a bump in the road." While secretly stocking up on rice and water.

Cassandrologist: Set's his search engine to keywords Milne, Infomagic and TEOTWAWKI

Scy2K: Reads everything regarding the Millennium Bug as if it were a long but engaging science-fiction novel. (synonym: Hallyx)


"Have you tried these things? You should! These things are fun, and fun is good!" -- Dr. Seuss

-- Hallyx (Hallyx@aol.com), December 09, 1998.

FHAryngitis: condition where a patient intuitively knows mortgage foreclosure is unlikely but worries like hell about it anyway.

GN-Curious Psychological state, as in Bi-Curious. Itching desire to go check out Gary North's place in Arkansas. (I'm not bi-curious)

Dianetics Indoctrination that enables a Yourdon poster to recognize one of Diane Squire's post even though her name isn't visible yet.

Circular Dissonance: The inability to determine where to put the wood stove in the living room, because of the big hole that will have to be covered up after you remove the thing, even though you know you might not be removing the thing.

Punctuo-Philanthropy: the urge to donate 500 commas to Chuck a night driver.

Botanoclast: One who elects to spend an extra 500.00 on canned vegetables rather than take on a Y2K garden, due to previous embarrassing gardening experiences.

Dentigree: Final dental checkup/assessment. Even if you've been stocking madly for a year, you still won't schedule this appointment until 12/15/1999.

-- Lisa (back@work.com), December 09, 1998.

When companies try to con us by implying that they are or will be compliant...it's CONPLIANCE.

-- Sara Nealy (saran@ptd.net), December 09, 1998.

CAKAPAULT: A device used to hurl large fruitcakes towards said oppressors or intruders wishing to raid one's stash.

Much more effective than farting in the direction of said enemy.

-- Y2KMonty (monty@python.com), December 09, 1998.

Tricia, "Info-ick: most pessimistic". Don't you mean Infomanic? or perhaps Info-eeeek!

Gaylalvanized: the emotion one feels after having one's orthograph corrected by Gayla.

Posteritis: Inflamation of the brain resulting from too much posting on this forum, symptoms include rantings that don't make sense. (I have flare-ups of this once in a while.)

Flipomania: The obsessive habit to flip back and forth between threads to make sure one didn't miss one's reply that might have been replied to.

(Welcome back Tricia! :))

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 09, 1998.

Spirit: Does this make one who practices Chiplomacy a Chiplomat?

For Y2KMonty:
The Knights Who Say EEEK!: The DGI's/polyannas (the Koskinens of the world) who finally "get it."

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), December 09, 1998.

Infophrenia: a mental agitated state that occurs when one discovers a subject such as Y2K, and feels compelled to read everything related to the subject. People suffering from infophrenia become disconnected and withdrawn from activity of daily living and the people around them.

Threadism: a clickish mentality affecting a perticular thread, where people of same affinity tend to gather.

Post-It-threadism: the habit of threadists who write down ideas on Post-It notes while offline, to post on a thread later.

Post-sensitivity: conscious effort one makes at replying to answers to one's posts.

Post-ignoramus: the opposit of post-sensitivity; a snob who ignores my posts...I mean someone's replies and/or posts.

E.Colitis: a condition of being full of it. (couldn't resist ;))

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 09, 1998.

What? But, I have PLENTY of commas, as I get them at a SERIOUS discount, by dumpster diving at the local schools, where they are constantly being thrown away. It's the semi-colons that are tough since NO ONE seems to stock them anymore; no one seems to use them anymore. I ended up ordering a WHOLE CASE of them from an office supply store; only for them to be back-ordered for a month. Luckily, I have a secret stash!


Has anyone noticed how dam@ hard it is to type while giggling on the floor??


Would someone mind selling a couple of elipses?? I feel a serious article coming on and my stock is REALLY low!


-- Chuck a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), December 10, 1998.

RD brought up a good one -

GIA (Got It Again). Former Got It who Got It again. I found this thread most amusing. Is there a Y2k glossary somewhere around here? This is the closest I could find.

-- --------- (---------@-------.com), February 05, 1999.

All the Post-somentings above gave me inspiration.

I hereby proffer for your consideration:

Those who are DGIs but hang around posting all the time anyway. They should be called (as Paul Milne might say)

Post Toasties

-- Greybear

- Got .....milk and a banana?

-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), February 05, 1999.

And don't forget WTSHTF (when the excrement hits the aerial dispersion device)

-- Debbie Spence (dbspence@usa.net), February 05, 1999.

This thread might be a good addition:
Let's Come Up With a New Word To Replace "Deadline" As It Is Normally Used In the Y2K Context

-- snigmeister (snigmeister@whatarewordsfor.org), April 17, 1999.

GAG - Get A Grip Terminal reconectivism- Racing to post before the disconnect timer elapses... and always losing Postal retentive-A seemingly hopless subset of GAG In-u-endo-Y2Kpro Dialectilism- The art of saying a thing in such a way as to retard a burning desire to tell the truth.

-- spun@lright (mikeymac@uswest.net), April 17, 1999.

To rota-root: rooting around in your stash, rotating the oldest items to the front.

Silent alarm: the state of GIs who prepare without telling their DGI friends and neighbors.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), April 17, 1999.

click click: the sound of someone deciding that you are not a part of their clique and had better get at least a klick away as fast as possible

-- biker (y2kbiker@worldnet.att.net), July 20, 1999.

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