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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Script Kids & Silver-Screeners

One of the delights of life as a rural lexicographer - besides all the blameless drudgery - is the occasional uncovering of genuinely pleasing neologisms.
One such is 'script kid', computer hackers' slang for an inexperienced or incompetent hacker - presumably one who relies upon running scripts written by other hackers rather than originating his own. It has pleasing layers of nuance from script girl to knowledge boy via slip kid.
The other's one that I invented myself the other day. I'm involved with a local film club, many of whose core members are, shall we say, genteel ladies & gentlemen of a certain age. Silver-screeners, which popped spontaneously into an email last week, seems the perfect way to characterise this demographic - retired persons with the means & leisure to spend a lot of time watching movies . . .

5 Comments:

Blogger boudica of suburbia said...

perfect.

xxB

25/1/06 2:39 am  
Blogger Irene Adler said...

But please no golden oldies.

25/1/06 7:34 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Boudica - thank you.
Irene - I would discourage that absolutely.

26/1/06 1:46 am  
Blogger Adam & Vik said...

And now we (Cumbrians) have a plethora of film festivals to go to!!

2/2/06 9:13 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Adam & Vik - yes, I'd particularly recommend Keswick Film Festival, (16th-19th Feb). They've got a particularly good website . . . Will have to arrange a link from the blog . . .

2/2/06 11:01 pm  

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