What is PONC?

PONC (rhymes with BONK) is a business acronym that stands for "Price Of Non-Conformance", which in layman's terms means putting a price-tag to a programmer's screw-up. The term originated from a Phillip Crosby quality class; a fad of the 1980's that impressed us immensely in that someone could actually get rich doing saying things like "quality is free". PONC, which began life as a negative, has blossomed into a word that we hope to propagate throughout the known world. So far one of our own named his dog "Poncer". This is a start, now do your part! Wouldn't you like to be a poncer too?

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System Slang

DLCR, n. - stands for "Disturbed Loner's Chat Room", begun in 1996 by one Dute Dyer.

HEIMERISM, n. - behavior typlifying a scammer (from Kressheimer) (usage: 'you know you just committed a heimerism!') HEIMER v., - to engage in behavior typlifying a scammer, i.e. high fives, scamming somebody for small things (usage: 'I got heimered today big time') n., - name for somebody engaging in small scams (usage: 'You heimer!!')

PONCER, n. - a person engaging in ponc, i.e. non-conformance or scams. (usage: 'hey poncer, why'd you send that message from my tube?)

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Slang Terms We've Used in the Past

A-DEE, A-DEE (SLANG FOR "A DEAL" - SAID BY BOTH PARTIES AFTER A BASEBALL CARD TRADE IS AGREED TO) EX: "HOW ABOUT '69 MORGAN FOR THE '68 MAYS?" "A-DEE? A-DEE!" DATE USED: MID 70'S

LEIDER (GERMAN WORD FOR UNFORTUNATELY) EX: "THAT GIRL'S GOT FAT LEGS LEIDER" DATE USED: EARLY 80'S

BARD - SAID AFTER TWO PEOPLE SAY SAME THING AT SAME TIME REFERENCE TO SHAKESPEARE. DATE USED: 1989-

SCUDDER/SCAMMER - PERSON WHO CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR YOU IN SOME WAY DATE USED: EARLY 90'S

EGGS - short for 'EXACTLY' DATE USED: 1989-

KREIDERKREIG - (GERMAN LITERALLY MEANING 'CHALK WAR') - SAID WHEN WE THREW CHALK AT EACH OTHER IN GERMAN CLASS DATE USED: 1980,1981

VEHRKER - GERMAN WORD SUPPOSEDLY MEANING TRAFFIC; CAME TO MEAN THE F-WORD EX: "VERKERST DU!" DATE USED: 1980,1981