Not an official poll because I don’t know if it’s possible to set up a grid.
I was reading The Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words. It has a bunch of lists of words used in different fields which are supposedly unfamiliar to a layperson.
One of the lists is of slang terms used in the computer field. Some I recognized but many I had never heard of. I’m curious if it’s just me, if it indicates the list is outdated (it was published in 2008) or if they’re just off-base.
Here’s a list of terms:
angry garden salad
blow a buffer
boiling the ocean
crash test dummies
eating their own dogfood
open your kimono
vulcan nerve pinch
I’m interested in what people’s opinions of these terms are.
A. I’ve never heard of this term (in relations to computers).
B. I know what it means but I’ve never used it.
C. I know what it means but it’s outdated and people don’t use it anymore.
D. I know this term and use it but it is obscure.
E. I know this term and use it as it’s quite common. Nemo is obviously out of touch.
F. Other. Because every poll should have an other.