new skype language

So, there are two new skype related words that I’ve started using, one which I coined myself, and the other which was amazingly self-referentially coined while in a chat.

The first word “skypo” is what you do when you mistakenly (and potentially very embarrassingly) type something into the wrong chat. My skype window usually has 10 or so ongoing chats, often happening simultaneously, and sometimes I just start typing and hit return thinking I’m in one when I’m actually in another. That’s a skypo.

[NOTE: Turns out (not surprisingly) that someone else though of this a few months before me…]

The second word is for what happens when you are typing something and the other person in the chat was typing the exact same thing. The word is skypultaneous, and it was itself a skypultaneity, as I was chatting about this with Lisa trying to come up for a word for it and we skypultaneously typed “skypultaneous”!

what money is worth

Michael & Eric are walking down the road talking about what people will do for money. Michael sees a steaming pile of dog poop and says: “Eric, I’ll give you 20 grand if you eat some of that.” Eric thinks, wow good deal, and does. Michael says “ok, I owe you 20k.” A little while further down, there’s another dog pile, and Eric says to Michael, “I’ll give you 20,000 big smacker if you eat some of that.” And Michael thinks, that’s an easy way to cancel my debt, so he does. They walk for a few more minutes and Eric says: “whoa, we both just ate dog shit and none of us is a penny richer!” Michael says, “yeah, but the Gross National Product just went up by 40K!”

heaven & hell

In hell you are sitting at a sumptuous banquet but your arms are broken and in a cast and though with your fork you can pick up food but you can’t bend your arms, so you can’t put it in your mouth! In heaven, everything is exactly the same, but you just feed the person next to you.