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Suffering from cubicle coma today?


 Melissa Bush, a business major at the University of Dayton, thinks that it is an invasion of privacy when employers use social online sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube in their hiring decisions. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Melissa Bush, a business major at the University of Dayton, thinks that it is an invasion of privacy when employers use social online sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube in their hiring decisions. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

The new edition of the Urban Dictionary showed up in my mailbox and before I donate it to our features pod reference library, I picked out some death-related-sounding phrases floating out there in slang land.

Check your vitals: To check your email and Facebook.

Cubicle coma: When you wake up and feel energized, but as soon as you enter the workplace, a wave of exhaustion runs over you.

Dead text: A text that is received too long after it's sent so you are no longer obligated to reply to it.

Lying in wake: When a spouse or partner pretends to be asleep when you get home after a late night out, so they know what time you returned and can tear you a new one in the morning.

(AP archives photo of woman checking her vitals)

 



Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.