Thursday, August 6, 2009

Segway

Have you been hearing people use the word segway in casual conversation?

Well, I have. About 3 times this week I've heard folks use this word while talking. I looked it up because I didn't want us all feeling left out if there was a new word on the loose.

SEGWAY: noun
(trademark) a self-balancing personal transportation device with two wheels; can operate in any level pedestrian environment

And now I am confused because this is not the context in which I've heard the word used. And no I don't remember the context the word was used, but I do know for certain they weren't talking about a skateboard device.

How sad. My informational post turned into a big fat waste of time. Oh well, have a nice day and don't forget to eat your vegetables and mind your manners.

3 comments:

Felio said...

segue - a transition

official definition:
verb
(in music and film) move without interruption from one song, melody, or scene to another : allowing one song to segue into the next.
noun
an uninterrupted transition from one piece of music or film scene to another

Samantha said...

Segway - what the funny police officers on campus drive.

Lauren said...

i always hear it in the context of, "that's a nice segway into what we'll be talking about today..." in the academic world.