The Worldwide Weblog of Donald Pincher

by Joshua Gaskell

Tag: Smartphone

Sunday, 13th September 2015

Clenched-fist salute, n.

Pronunciation: /klɛnʃt fɪst səˈluːt/
Etymology: clenched adj. + fist n. + salute n.

A raised-arm salute with fist clenched, denoting socialist solidarity, black power, or (Telecomm. advts., offensive) ‘4G at no extra cost’.

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Wednesday, 9th September 2015

Do-it-yourselfie stick, n.

Pronunciation: /ˌduːᵻtjəˈsɛlfi stɪk/
Etymology: < merging do-it-yourself adj. + selfie stick n.

A device in the form of a rod on which a smartphone may be mounted, serving the activity of taking a photograph of oneself from a wide angle, rather than holding the smartphone in one’s hand or employing a photographer.

Sunday, 4th January 2015

Short-sighted, adj.

Pronunciation: /ʃɔːt ˈsaɪtɪd/
Etymology: < short adj. + sighted adj.

1. Having short sight; having the focus of the eyes at less than the normal distance; unable to distinguish objects clearly at a distance; myopic.
2. Never feeling the need to look up from one’s smartphone.

Friday, 26th December 2014

Pity the palmtop and the PDA: so crap that by the time the BlackBerry and iPhone came along everyone had forgotten two generic names for them already existed, so started using smartphone instead.

Thursday, 13th November 2014

I receive a self-contradicter of a text from O2: ‘You opted out of our emails and texts, so you’re not getting to hear about all the stuff you get…’ Apparently, at the top of that list of stuff I get is my optation ignored. Great stuff guys!

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