Techi Talk

Today with all these new techi computer words floating around I wonder what else they could mean besides there computer meaning and as a gal who isn’t always up to date in the world of computers and only recently being exposed to wonders of modern technology, I must say I was fascinated as to how I could translate those words into totally everyday means………

So, I thought I would give it a go and maybe you can relate to some of the translations too……..

API – always people interfere(You know the problem when you are trying to do something.)
Boot – sorry I only have one and lost the other boot. Bad if the weather isn’t so good outside.
Cloud- look up into the sky and see the wonders of nature
Chrome- Normally used as a plating for metal, but what do I know……..
Dialer – wasn’t that the thing on the telephones from yesteryear??

FAT – Find any things? This is good when looking for something
Gnome – that thing that was popular one time that lots of people had in their gardens or on their lawns…..
Hardware – something you do need when doing repairs around the house, and then you need to go to the hardware store to get the stuff you need to fix-up whatever you are fixing-up……. Makes sense????
HTML – How that much liked??? There you got it when wanting an opinion; just ask HTML….
Key- Something I need to get into my house
Laptop – That word is ,well how can I say it…… Sounds dated for computer words

Malware – That can happen when you get moles in your garden and they ruin everything, then you got a serious case of Malware!
MSP- This is a word to watch-out for ( Many serious problems) because it does direct one in a some what negative direction, but not really saying anything about what the problem is, so MSP it next time you have some issues.

Open office – the good old open office plan that has been around for years with everyone working in the same room together….OMG….. no thank you!
Plug in – easy plug the plug in the socket…. it couldn’t be any simpler.
Pop up – that happens when you put bread in the toaster to be toasted and when it is done being toasted it pop’s-up

PDF – oh, an office nightmare….Photocopier Doesn’t Function
QNX – now here you need a bit of imagination: Quite Normal Expressions; when translated into computer lingo means nothing is new.
Root – every plant has this… nothing new
Server- those folks must have gotten this inspiring word while they were drinking a coffee at a coffee shop and a server served them.

USB – Again a fascinating word : Underlying useless business….. This does happen in the business world,so be careful not to waste your time.
Virus – bad news with winter coming in a couple of months there are always lots of theses in the air,so take care.
Wine – Tastes good sometimes with meals and come in different colors too.
Zip – those are on many jackets and other garments worn.

Now after translating these wonderful words you now may be better able to understand the other meanings as to how we non computer professional can keep up with the world of words today.

Computer folks keep those great words coming… GWC for now!

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Books & Language

Because I love to read (my App friends will hate me for this) I stumbled across a book about everyday America and its words and idiomatic phrases and because the book is in two languages it makes it more interesting.

But as I am sure many of you may not understand its contents, so I thought I would help you along here by listing these wonderful words and there meanings. Please note this is not a direct translation always and I do not use one of those internet translators either. Though I must admit they are good for a laugh because they never get the wording right.

Instructions for reading: American word first and the translation follows and if you have any questions do not ask because we do not have the answer either.

Apple polisher -> brown noser

Behind the times -> Toooo old and you better catch up on how things are today.

Billion -> Spending way too much money that you don’t have

Call it a day -> I have had enough of work and my colleagues for today and now what to go home and see what I can stir-up there.

A Diamond is forever -> Honey start saving your money if you want to marry me!

Facts of life -> I have no idea and probably never will. Ask someone else if you want the answer.

Girl Friday -> The chick the boss is having an affair with.

Holidays -> Something I have never heard of.

Jaywalk -> How to get hit by a car.

Keep your shirt on -> By all means if the guys good-looking he can take it off.

Lost generation -> Someone trying to find themselves.

No-Kidding -> You have nothing better to say.

Phoney -> There’s a lot of that around today.

Scoop -> Good gossip amongst the girls.

Think tank -> Over paid people trying to bid for more time.

Walk out -> Leave your partner for a newer model.

Women’s lib -> Does this exist and what is it?

Zero in on something -> It may take a while until I understood what you were saying.

So now after reading this you are an expert at American English and you do not need to use a dictionary – oh, sorry I mean an App to understand someone.