word coining

February 17, 2014

Against policy, I tried coining a phrase on Wikipedia once.  It didn’t persist, of course.

I guess that Urban Dictionary is meant for this sort of thing, but probably doesn’t cut it as a source to cite on Wikipedia.  Maybe a blog is no better, but I’m going to dump a few of my ideas here, anyway.

  • plug cycling – like power cycling (example), but more specific.  Unplug it, and plug it back in again.  This is sometimes required for USB peripherals, which (after driver installation) trigger actions upon insertion.

Less useful words:

[will edit with more]