A lot of you American souls have probably heard of this offensive slang term, but aren’t too sure of how to use it, and what it really means.
Well, allow me to introduce an example of a total wanker I encountered today, and perhaps then it will become clearer.
I had to design a website over the weekend. It was a rush job, because the owner of the product it advertises is going to be on TV in the morning promoting the product, and he wanted his old website to be much improved upon.
I work for a Web Hosting Company that is also a part of an ISP franchise, and the website job was handed to us from another of the franchisees, presumably because we would do a good job of it.
So we quoted basically 8 hours work, and I zipped through it in the weekend to get it finished and approved today. It even has a nifty wee animated gif. As you might expect, on the front page I put a little text link to our own Hosting/Design company’s website, for our own promotion. A perfectly standard and widely accepted practice.
They liked the site, asked for no changes, and put it up.
And they changed the link to us, so that it instead points to their own Hosting company, thereby implying they designed the site (and one look at their own site will tell you, nuh-uh, no they didn’t!).
The man who changed that link is a complete and utter wanker.
So now you know.
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