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The Web's Most Annoying Words

The Web's Most Annoying Words
We live in a fast-moving time, sometimes too fast for global languages to keep up with new terms, acronyms, colloquialisms, memes, morphemes and portmanteaus (aka words) representing whatever is hot at the moment. For those who aren't on the cutting edge, many of these new words can sound awfully stupid. According to a British poll, "folksonomy" is the most annoying new word to arise from the Internet age, a term for a user-generated categorization of content ala Del.icio.us.

Rounding out the poll's top three are pop-culture favs "blogosphere" and "blog," both inspired by the explosion of "web log" popularity and influence. "Wiki," a user-generated knowledgebase, came tenth.

We at Switched have our own list of irritating Interneticisims:
  • Dubdubdub - Not as part of a fable, but when used as a pronunciation for "WWW."
  • Earl - We love the Duke, but not when his name is used as a pronunciation for "URL" (often by dubdubdubbers).
  • Google - Google is great, but not as a verb.
  • Web 2.0 - This is perhaps the most cliched term in Internet use today.
  • Podcast - It's just a recording of you talking into a microphone. Stop trying to make it sound cooler.
  • Internets - Actually this one's pretty funny. It's just that we get all depressed when we think about its origin.
From CHINAdaily and Slashdot

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