Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's All in the Words

I think I may be the slightest bit hipper today.  Recently I learned some new jargon  from a couple of really adorable, very "now" college girls.  (er, perhaps my use of the word "jargon" just nullified the whole hip thing?  I could change over to "lingo," but that's simply a lateral move...)

new jargon #1:  Creeping  Apparently when you check out a person's Wall, Profile, and pics etc. on Facebook, you are creeping.  I guess that makes me very creepy, b/c I love doing that.  If we're being honest here, who doesn't???  
My take...Creeping is just a new innocuous word for voyeurism.

new jargon #2:  Facebook Official  When a couple is spending time together they are just dating.  But when the couple changes their statuses to "in a relationship with_________," the couple is DATING and it is then "Facebook Official."  Conversely, if a couple breaks up, their new found singleness can too become Facebook Official.  
My take...This is really just the new cyber-version of the days' past D.T.R. (Define The Relationship).

new jargon #3: Blog Stalker  This is a lot like "creeping" really, but it's when you follow someone's blog somewhat anonymously, such that the blogger isn't aware you are their stalker. (by the way, I too am a proud blog stalker). When told by one of these aforementioned adorable college girls that she blog stalks me, I was totally flattered and may have blushed a little.  
My take:  this is the one and only circumstance in which I welcome stalkers and believe that the more the merrier.

So there.  Doesn't my new verbiage make me cool?  Or is it dope?  or maybe fly?  
My take: maybe I should just shut up now...



Anonymous said...

Oh, how I love to creep people on myspace and facebook in my spare time! I'm a total blog stalker! I love to creep Lauren Clark's photography website. She just designed Blog Stalker shirts. I think I'm going to have to get one...if the shirt fits, wear it!!! (I'm pretty sure I've checked her blog almost daily for at least a year and half. Yeah, that's really creepy. Maybe I shouldn't have admitted to that?) Anyway...props on learning some new jargon!!! :)

Stacey said...

Love that! Like I have already confessed to you...I am one of your many blog stalkers! Love all you write. You do a great job, keep it up! Have a great weekend!

Tales from the Crib said...

Your post is awesome. It makes me wonder if all these "modern" (LOL) tools makes dating life harder or easier for those who are just now in their 20's and early 30's. I met my hubbster at the very beginning of cell phones being the norm (1999), so fortunately I missed having to define my dating life in such a public way. Now it is so easy to reach people via phone or facebook or whatever, one can't use the excuse of "I called, you weren't home" any longer. Or "I lost your number." LOL. I'm so thankful I don't have to define my dating status EVER again, esp in such a public forum. Married. Period. End of discussion. :-)