There are words when mentioned; automatically you are able to identify the profession they relate to. Words such as Surgery, Operation and Anesthetics are associated with the medical profession. In the academia; words like Thesis, Convocation, and Matriculation are frequently used. Inflation, Budget Deficit are words that are associated with the economics field. We can go on and on, but the point is that, every true profession have lingua franca, better still jargon they use within but may have diverse relations or even unknown outside their society or profession. It shouldn’t be difficult to identify some basic jargon of your profession; I have identified the basic jargon that are associated with
The icon is one word that used to be sacred among English words. It has been seldom used in our daily interactions to represent something or somebody before it was brought to the front by
The word click ironically is not the action of pressing the button of the mouse, rather the sound that it produced after that gentle press of the button. It would have suited the purpose if we say ‘press’ the button or ‘right-press’ the button. After all, a click sound however will occur. But the ‘press’ has been rather been nicknamed after the sound. I wouldn’t have used the word click anywhere because I don’t remember the last time I heard a click of something apart from the
3. BROWSE /BROWSER
This word sounds so sweet, a word for the elite, the selected few. Although browse has been gazetted as a dictionary word, was superfluous in spoken expression until the days of the Internet. The noun browser only had its relation to internet program. Although browse can be used as flipping through the pages of a newspaper, the noun browser cannot be referred to the person flipping the pages. It has only been used for the internet application in relations to the
The use of format appears in both hardware and software tasks but practically with one underlining definition. Whichever way formatting is used, it’s used to express configuration. When a flash disk is to be used for the first time, it needs to be configured for use. The same principle applies to text documents or images, either imported or inserted to a clipboard. It needs to be configured to suite the desired use with some available formatting tools. By this explanation, it is clear that format replaces widely used words such as prepare, configure or set.
It appears the meaning of the word delete is unanimous to removing something from the
Let me see by hand all those who would have had a password without the
7. OPERATING SYSTEM
Installation is now a key word amongst the IT fraternity. It has almost replaced words such as Induction and initiation. Every operating system uses installation for the procedure involving the fixing a program onto a pc.
10. PLUG AND PLAY
From the Microsoft team, Plug and Play (PnP) featured for the first time in Windows 95 and has come to stay in later operating systems. PnP doesn’t allow the user to prompt the
A futurist once predicted that before man gets to the moon, letters would have taken seconds to travel from New York to China. Now, not only is it a reality now, the e-mail is the most popular and convenient means of sending letters and corresponds worldwide.
Although this vocabulary is mostly a preserver to
Source by David Nii-Noi Mensah