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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Of Globizens and Locazens

Just when you thought you couldn’t take words like metrosexual any more, you now have some more new terms being thrown at you. Globizen, Locazen, Globehave and Globatude are the new additions to our vocabulary. IMO, Globizen sounds more like a polished version of pseud. A recent survey on Global Indians has attempted to define Global Attitude.

It defines people with ‘global attitude’ as those who like to keep track of international news, benchmark themselves against the best, and stay up-to-date in science and technology. Those who also exhibit ‘global behaviour’ — regularly emailing colleagues or friends abroad, watching a Hollywood film or a game in which no Indian participated in the last month, travelling abroad in the last two years, and conversant with a foreign language — were considered ‘globizens’.

If emailing friends and colleagues is going to be counted as global behaviour, I’m sure a majority of the urban population is going to fall under the category. This survey might join the list of useless surveys that are growing very rapidly.

4 Comments:

  • We used to have think global act local. Globizens would be think local act global or think global act global. Netizen is a better word for things like email and the like.

    By Anonymous Hiren Shah, at 10:57 PM  

  • Yemma! They are calling us names.

    By Anonymous SloganMurugan, at 7:13 PM  

  • pseud..isn't that a IIT or BITS lingo

    By Blogger harry, at 9:13 PM  

  • @Hiren,
    Netizen is definitely a better word for net savvy people

    @SloganMurugan,
    :-)

    @Harry,
    It's pretty common in IIM's as well.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 4:47 PM  

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