New Words for the New Millennium
By pauldavies on Sep 20, 2007
Update: As a I pride myself on being conscientious technical writer, I have incorporated the suggestions in the comments section for changes and additions to the list of new words.
Users of Sun products might already be aware of this attempt, as Sun starts to supplement more traditional forms of documentation with bite-sized chunks of information into which writers have put their personalities.
I was discussing these developments the other day with another writer when I found myself unaccountably and uncontrollably uttering the following new word:
Having coined this word, I realized that the English language might also benefit from a few more of additions:
- (v.) To post a blarticle abruptly and impulsively — usually used with out. Contrast with blarticulate.
Sample usage: I couldn't bottle it up any longer, so I just blarted it out.
- (v.) To post a blarticle thoughtfully and after careful consideration. Contrast with blart.
- (n.) Person who posts a blarticle. Archaic: technical writer of the new millennium. See also customer and user.
- (v.) To regret posting a blarticle.
- (n.) A blarticle that is delivered in a format that anybody can edit.