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‘Puter Principle

What do you call an upgrade gone wrong? Perhaps the ‘Puter Principle could be the software equivalent of the Peter Principle, which in business means that every employee in a hierarchy tends to rise to his or her level of incompetence. This is...

gravy plane

gravy plane  n.— «In the hierarchy of desirable Government appointments, Qantas runs second only to Yarralumla. The queue to get on this gravy plane makes Sydney Airport’s congestion seem minor.» —“Mates—Networks Of The Nice Little...

stained-glass ceiling

stained-glass ceiling n. a barrier to the advancement of women within the hierarchy of a church. Etymological Note: This is a specific form of “glass ceiling,” which is the barrier to advancement of women in any profession. A related...

memory color

memory color  n.— «Those findings are part of a hierarchy of color sensitivity that starts with the flesh tones and, particularly, faces. After that are the apples, blue sky, green grass and more—commonly called memory colors—that people...

bozosity

bozosity  n.— «Existing groups will be moved into the new organization scheme…as determined by scientific measurements of the bozosity of the groups, measured by Leader Kibo’s Council On Scientific Bozosity and the faculty of...

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