Do You Have 'Me Goggles'? Here's What It Means

A new age needs new terms
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2010 11:19 AM CDT
A Blackberry user. Phone bills always seem to stay about the same, no matter the technology. Hence, "Bell's Law of Telephony."   (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

(Newser) Generation X author Douglas Coupland is busy coining more terms about the modern world. Read the full list in the New York Times. Some samples:

  • Bell's Law of Telephony: "No matter what technology is used, your monthly phone bill magically remains about the same size."
  • Blank-collar workers: "Formerly middle-class workers who will never be middle class again and who will never come to terms with that."
  • Me Goggles: "The inability to accurately perceive oneself as others do."
For the rest, including the definition of "airport-induced identity dysphoria," click here.

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