9.10.2011

discovery

While doing my marketing homework I ran across this sentence:

"One source compared the workplace to a swiftly flowing river clogged with the flotsam and jetsam called data..."

wait.
what?

I was under the impression that flotsam and jetsam were these guys?


Dictionary.com to the rescue.

(we don't own a Websters yet...)


flotsam [flot-suhm]
noun
1. the part of the wreckage of a ship and its cargo found floating in the water
2. material or refuse floating on the water

jetsam [jet-suhm]
noun
unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship




Check.
Learned something new today.

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