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tigtog (aka Viv) is the founder of this blog. She lives in Sydney, Australia: husband, 2 kids, cat, house, garden, just enough wine-racks and (sigh) far too few bookshelves.

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  1. oldfeminist
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    Women in Refrigerators (ref or

    “Nice Guy”

    Concern Troll
    What About The Menz

    Bingo, Bingo Card

  2. tigtog
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    Good suggestions (and thanks for the WIR link).

  3. Mary
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    We’ve tried to put some of these up at as well, should cross-pollinate a bit I think. The only one from over there that you don’t have is ‘grunch’, which I don’t think is used much in blogs although it has some currency in the women-in-tech channels and mailing lists.

  4. tigtog
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    Cross-pollination is always good, Mary!

    Ooh, I should do “on the gripping hand”.

  5. Willow
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    Godwin’s Law (used more in general geek discussion, but maybe still relevant here?)

  6. tigtog
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    Two good suggestions, Willow. Any good links?

    Also should add the one from evo-creo debates about engineers.

  7. tigtog
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    Although I’ll probably add in a general link to The Jargon File and maybe a few other good general trope resources rather than try and get too comprehensive. It’s mostly meant for terms that come up around here specifically fairly often.

  8. Mary
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    Which jargon file? The Hacker Jargon File in its current incarnation is somewhat controversial with ESR adding war blogging terms, some of his own coining.

  9. tigtog
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    Ah, I’ve been using this ancient version for years. It probably contains most of the basics that I’d be referencing. I’m not really into the Hip NewFangled Hacker Jargon.

  10. Jet
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    My Nigel / Your Nigel – mostly used at I Blame the Patriarchy. Which is one by itself, I suppose – IBTP.

  11. Mindy
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  12. Peggy
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    What about the Geek Social Fallacies?

  13. tigtog
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    Peggy, that’s a good article – I’ve added a link to it in the Not Quite Lexicons section.

  14. tigtog
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    A couple of people have suggested acronyms that are easily findable in online acronym dictionaries/finders. I don’t mind listing a *few* acronyms that feminists and femgeeks might have a different meaning for than how they are generally used, but I’m not interested in reinventing the wheel entirely! I’ve added a link to the Acronym Finder at the top of the page.

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