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Griffin



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To have pleased Raven is enough... I retire from the field... trying not to step in anything I shouldn't!! It makes Poe's poem more fascinating... Quoth the Raven, 'Netitch!'
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Judy



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a related topic....



Recently noted (from World Wide Words)
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WILF It's not short for "Wilfred", it's the newest acronym around,
short for "What (Was) I Looking For?" It refers to an aimless and
time-consuming browsing through Web sites. It was invented to catch
the attention of news editors by the writers of a research report
published by the YouGov polling group this week. In this it was
successful, as the word has turned up not only in papers in the UK,
but also in the USA, Canada, India, South Africa and Australia. The
survey claims that wilfing has become almost a national pastime in
the UK, with a quarter of those polled admitting they spent a third
of their online time just surfing the Web with no real purpose in
mind. The survey says this adds up to two working days a month. Men
were more likely to be wilfers than women and younger people more
than older ones. The problem seems to be that the Web contains such
an unlimited pool of information that it is all too easy to become
distracted.
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I see--to experience netitch (the need to find a specific piece of information) is sort of the opposite of wilfing (letting the information find you!) But "aimless", "time-consuming", "distracted"--negative words to describe the daily bliss of wilfing. I love being pulled this way and that by random "tugs". If "Chocolate & Zucchini" had been called "Cooking with Clotilde" I'm sure I wouldn't be here now!
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another related topic--

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070414/ap_on_hi_te/rebuilding_the_internet_8

yikes!
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sweetbabyjames



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ran across The Deeper Meaning of Liff:A Dictionary of Things There Aren't Any Words for Yet--But There Ought to Be on Amazon.

From Amazon's review: Does the sensation of Tingrith (the feeling of aluminum foil against your fillings) make you yelp?...

I do like the sound of wilfing. It's gentle like wafting or lilting and also makes me think of wasting, but in a fun way.
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The difference between wilfing and surfing? W--on your employer's time, S--on your own time? I'm not sure..
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emilyj



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the concept of WILF. It doesn't only happen on the web though, like when you walk all the way up the stairs and then forget what it was you went up for
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Barbara



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this one I came across in a book called No I don't want to Join a BookClub. Senior moment has been replaced by a CRAFT moment- can't remember a f*****n thing.
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