Words you would not have had if it had not been for computers and the internet?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
May 26, 2010 3:44am CST
What words can you think of that you would not have if computers or the internet had not come along? glitch is one I can think of and is the one I just used so it made me think of this discussion. ipod is another one I can think of. What ones come to your mind?
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Oh I can think of a bunch, unfortunately they can't be printed on this page, when it freezes, you get a blue screen, it just sits there and does nothing. Or it shuts down right at the moment you are finishing a application and you have to start over. LOL
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Yes, I was brought up not to swear, too. But the first swearing and curing and foul language I used were when I had a computer at my first job that had computers. Of course, I was looking for vocabulary more in keeping with what I listed on top, but your point is well taken.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Jun 10
That was supposed to be cursing, not curing.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
26 May 10
IM and PM come to mind as well as abbreviating words like, ROTFL,LOL,OMG,IDK...ETC... Also when I didn't have a computer but use my husband cell to get into my mail, I used the texting writing, brb,ttyl,l8r...I hated it because i am a speller and feel I have to spell every word out and correctly..
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
26 May 10
I don't text. Some fool was texting the f word to me on my cell phone for a while. I ignored him and he hasn't been back.
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• United States
26 May 10
I don't like to text either, but when you have no computer, it was all I had..
@dependent (131)
• China
26 May 10
win-win situation just come to my mind.lacking each of them could lead the other unpopulared. and another voice comes to my head:meaningless
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
26 May 10
I think win-win and meaningless were here before computers and the internet or would have been here anyway.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
26 May 10
Read my entire discussion starter and the response below so you can see what kinds of things I'm looking for in this discussion.
@Porcospino (17724)
• Denmark
29 May 10
Glitch, referral, upline, downline, troll, OP and avatar are the first words that come to mind when I read your discussion. It is funny because words like that have become a normal part of my vocabulary, I never think about it, I just use them. 5 years ago I joined an online forum for the first time, and I remember how confusing it was. I had to learn new words like post, thread, moderator, avatar and emoticon. Some of the senior members used a lot of abbreviations that I didn't know, they didn't write the names of the different categories, they had created their own abbreviations and nicknames, and it was very confusing
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
30 May 10
referals I new from sales and moderator, I knew from being on panels. But all those others, esp how they use troll is different or new. I still don't know what OP is? Yes, so many have become normal. Every time I join something new, it seems like there are a lot of new vocab words. I haven't been on any that use very many abbreviations.