For those of you who don’t read Tame the Web and have no idea who Michael Stephens is, you may just want to ignore this post.
For those who do know Michael, I’m sure you know what word frequently comes out of his mouth (or on his blog or on IM) when he’s excited about something.
Poor Michael is stuck in a catch phrase rut. He’s adjective-deprived. And we need to help him.
Since Computers in Libraries is coming up and those of us in attendance will probably hear Michael say “hot” a good 80 times during the Dead Tech Forum alone, I thought this would be the perfect time to help him find a new catch phrase. We need to have a catch phrase intervention. I know many of you are creatively minded and know Michael personally, so I am sure you’ll have some great suggestions for an exciting new catch phrase. Please add your suggestions to this post. Perhaps if we can suggest some alternatives, poor Michael can find new words to express his passion and enthusiasm for libraries and technology.
There’s a whole world of words out there. Let’s help Michael find a few more. 😉
Nuke-you-ler! (ok. not that)
Fried! (as in me, right now, on a Friday with no mind).
And having seen Michael at the OLA Superconference, he did seem to say “hot” alot. I wish I put that on his evaluation. 🙂
Wait….let’s give it a library spin and coin a new superlative:
Overdue. “Did you see that new Google/My Little Pony mashup? It is way overdue!”
What about radical? awesome? catchy? spunky?
I’ll throw a few in.
Unbound (there aren’t too many library-ish words that work)
sweet (I use that a lot, but I’m willing to let Michael borrow it)
slammin’ (I’d have to ask the guy on that show “Blowout” if he’d let Michael have that one)
Meredith, this idea is HOT! (oh, wait…sorry…um…)
Michael is a big Library 2.0 proponent, so how about “2!” Spoken, it could sound like “too” as in “too ginchy!”: “You put a PSP interface on your OPAC? That’s so 2!”
Rochelle is onto something, too. “Circulatin'”?
The almost native New Englander in me says:
Wicked (and that is good)
or how about
Way Wicked Cool
I think it’s farinaceous that Dorothea suggested “farinaceous” before I did!
Oooh! How about fierce? I could see Michael saying “that is so fierce!”
As said repeatedly by my good friend Kenji Jackson: Nice (nyyy se). Also a additional vote for ‘sweet’ or even, ‘super sweet’ or ‘techno-groovy”
How about Stackin’
Darn. Both Dorothea and Brian beat me to the punch. Still, “farinaceous” is even techno-groovier than 2.
Sorry, but “sweet” is already over used by Steven “Library Stuff” Cohen…
Ah yes, the wrath of a limited vocabulary – I can so relate. How about:
How about: Frakken cool!
Frak (sp?) is a swear word from Battlestar Gallactica.
Heavy. Groovy. Mellow.
I’m boomin’. All my hots, flash.
That’s sooooo library-two-tastic it hurts
How about going British? I vote for “brilliant.”
For the musically inclined: toe tappin’
For Douglas Adams fans: Beeblebroxian
For medicos: endorphine-releasing
For thinkers: synapse-cracklin’
For his dogs: Scooby-licious
This thread is, like, way OVERDUE!
I love it! Yay rochelle!
How about “it bytes”.
As Kim Possible would say, “Spankin’!”
In Dutch they would say “vet koel”
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