Monday, February 28, 2011

Unusual Words Defined: A - Z (Part X)

A continuation of the series.


n. A modern form of folklore in which anecdotes, lists, jokes, sayings, and urban myths are propagated via photocopied documents. Also: xerox-lore.

Example Citation:
When the photocopier (or Xerox) entered offices in the '60s, people seized on it to circulate new beliefs. Spoof memos and satirical comments on office procedures form the majority of Xerox-lore, many of the items bawdy or downright obscene.—Glenda Cooper, "Tread on a crack and break the Devil's back," The Mercury, Hobart, August 5, 2000

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