Word:

film at 11

(jargon)film at 11 - (MIT, in parody of US TV newscasters) 1. Used in conversation to announce ordinary events, with a sarcastic implication that these events are earth-shattering. "ITS crashes; film at 11." "Bug found in scheduler; film at 11."

2. Also widely used outside MIT to indicate that additional information will be available at some future time, *without* the implication of anything particularly ordinary about the referenced event. For example, "The mail file server died this morning; we found garbage all over the root directory. Film at 11." would indicate that a major failure had occurred but that the people working on it have no additional information about it as yet; use of the phrase in this way suggests gently that the problem is liable to be fixed more quickly if the people doing the fixing can spend time doing the fixing rather than responding to questions, the answers to which will appear on the normal "11:00 news", if people will just be patient.
Browse
Filler
Fillet
fillet of sole
Filleting
Fillibeg
Fillibuster
Filling
filling station
Fillip
Fillipeen
Fillister
Fillister screw had
Fillmore
Filly
Film
film advance
-- film at 11 --
film clip
film director
film editing
film fern
film festival
film industry
film maker
film over
film producer
film projector
film star
film writer
film-make
filmable
filmed
Filminess
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy