Too many people have been decrying the word folksonomy for me to link to them here. Personally I think folksonomy is quite cute, but it drives me crazy anyway because it implies that a folksonomy is a taxonomy. In fact it’s nothing of the kind: a taxonomy is by definition hierarchical while a folksonomy is all about overlapping categories.
However, in one of the texts we’re reading for a KM course I found an absolutely horrendous word:
Meaning technology as applied to knowledge management. That’s so ugly it’s beautiful.