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ROFLMAO? No, actually

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Reader poll It's the traditional ta very much to all of you who responded to our call for nominations for the worst net neologism - Mephistophelean vocab so hideous in countenance that it must be viewed only as a reflection in a bronze shield lest the reader be turned immediately to stone.

With that in mind, you're advised to approach the list below with extreme caution. Before you do, a couple of points. We've grouped some related words/abbrevations together, such as ROFL, ROFLMAO and ROFLCOPTER, while prefixes or suffixes commonly tacked on to just about any word that can stand it are shown with an * , such as *tard (fucktard, commentard) and i* (iPod, iBook, iCon). Same applies to *2.0 (Web 2.0, etc, etc) - you get the idea.

Right, get voting, and don't say you weren't warned...

* 2.0
Blogosphere
Blook
Cloud
Edutainment
FAIL
i*
Interweb(s)
LOL/LOLZ
Mashup
Netizen
Plix
Podcast
Podslurping
pwn/pwnage/pwned
ROFL/ ROFLMAO/ROFLCOPTER
*tard
Twitter/Tweet
Webinar
ZOMFG

Bootnote

We had a lot of votes for "automagic(ally)", but just as many people willing to defend it. Fight it out amongst yourselves. Oh yes, and those of you with a violent allergy to "mobe" are referred here.

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