Thursday, March 02, 2006


Meaning: a job that entails a lot of physical labour.
Pronunciation: shrum-ber-ger ('ber' as in Bernice; 'ger' as in Germany)
Usage: Don't get Shrumbergered; join some IT firm.
Root: Shrum (Hindi for 'physical labour')
Note: Schlumberger is one of the world's top-most oil corporations, along with Halliburton and others.