Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Internet, Hilariously renaming the

Demonstrate your comedic genius by cleverly renaming the Internet in your everyday library conversations. Your library coworkers will marvel at your zany wit every time you coin a crazy mix'em-up phrase like interweb, information highway, or the internets.

18 comments:

Marianne said...

As I trainer I suggest using 'series of tubes' often. Most people understand that...eventually.

The Last Starfighter said...

I like to pepper my computer talk with vague references to the Master Control Program. Also, I respond to any use of the word computer with the phrase "Would you like to play a game?" in a hilarious computer voice. If they give me enough time I go all the way with "Let's play global thermonuclear war. Funny game. The only way to win is not to play." I think demonstrating how au currant I am with the cyberzone gives me patrons a new found sense of confidence.

Anonymous said...

I work in the IT business and we often times refer to the internet as "a series of tubes" as a joke. My daughter-in-law and son refer to it as "interenets" (plural)....I even questioned them one time about that...just to make sure I wasn't missing something...hahahaha.

Jillian said...

No "intarwebz" fans?

rob said...

I believe its "teh intarwebz"

Jillian said...

Alas, there goes my lol-cred.

T_T

Casey said...

n00b!

emma gee said...

Information highway? huh? I go speeding down The Information Superhighway. That is, when I'm not busy Surfing the 'Net.

Ones and zeros, my friends. Ones and zeros.

Anonymous said...

I once heard someone say they were going to "get on the dubdubdub" they were trying too hard.

Anonymous said...

my boss likes to (unironically) ask where the "internet button" is on my desktop. apparently everyone else's is on the bottom left side of the screen and, horrors, mine is on the top left side. it really freaked her out when she couldn't find it. it really freaked me out that she referred to the "internet button" approximately a dozen times.

Anonymous said...

lol.."internet button"

Matt said...

Webernet is a personal favorite... so is the intertubes

Anonymous said...

I have recently decided to use the phrase "look it up on the google" as my default. I had a crazy time trying to explain to the rare books list that you can't cite google, trying to analogize to the card catalog - rather cleverly, I thought - to little avail...

Anonymous said...

"the intertron"... that's my favorite

Anonymous said...

Personal favorite office coinage of this kind so far:

webernets.

Personal favorite non-ironic, patron coinage:

"I've got the internets on my computer at home. But my computer doesn't have the google."

Susanne said...

P.S. My personal preference: "the internerd"

Susanne said...

I have just started working at a public library and the staff refer to computers with internet access as "internets". As in, "this branch has four internets". I find it bizarre.

Anonymous said...

our head honcho in the end of year speech at school last year actually referred to it as the 'information super highway' in his fun speech about internet safety (which they only discovered at the end of 2007!) and kept referring to the 'dark alleyways' on/off the information super highway. jeez. I like to refer to dodgy net connections as the 'information super goat-track', and my personal generic favourite is the 'world wide wait'.