Mon Mar 31, 2008

Gubbslem

Network theory is well-known for its evocative vocabulary, but sometimes what that language of structures and relations evokes can seem a little … antiseptic. Via Jacob Christiansen, however, comes the excellent Swedish term gubbslem:

Apperently gubbslem – which would translate into something like geezer phlegm – is the popular Swedish expression for what is otherwise known as old-boys networks. In the physical world gubbslem is a kind of algae.

Superb.