The introduction of the computer in the work environment has brought in many words into the English language. “Cyberslacker” is one such word. If your boss refers to you as a “slacker” what he means is that you are lazy! You do less work than what is expected of you. You find various ways of goofing off in the office. A “cyberslacker” is someone who makes use of his employer’s Internet and e-mail facilities for personal use. Instead of doing the work at hand, he goofs off by surfing the net and e-mailing his friends.

*We have many cyberslackers in the institute. *When the company decided to downsize, they got rid of several cyberslackers.

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, April 19, 2004


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