Posted June 21, 2007 9:47 am by with 7 comments

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It seems the Brits really aren’t down with the latest web-slang.  A study by pollsters YouGov ask 2,091 adults which words made them “wince, shudder or want to bang your head on the keyboard.” Here’s what made the list…

  1. Folksonomy
  2. Blogosphere
  3. Blog
  4. Netiquette
  5. Blook

Also making the top 10 most hated, “wiki” and “cookie.”

Any others make you wince?

  • AJAX! Seems to be the buzz word thrown about by clients, like it is a brand new programming language and their site has to use AJAX and nothing else.

  • Dean

    As a rule, I think a slang becomes intolerable when Al Roker talks about it on The Today Show…

    Add these…

    mashup, widgets…not so much the terms but the ill-informed people who use them 😉

    I would also like to call for a temporary restraining order on ‘Web 2.0’

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  • Blogosphere is clearly the worst word in the language, but “meme” is an amazingly close second, and gaining. I’d put “twitter” third. 🙂

  • Wow, so much “thought leadership” in a single comment thread… 😉

    Maybe we’ll go “viral.”

  • Yahoo.

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