talk

(redirected from talkability)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

sales pitch

, talk
an argument or other persuasion used in selling

talk

(chat, tool, networking, messaging)
A Unix program and protocol supporting conversation between two or more users who may be logged into the same computer or different computers on a network. Variants include ntalk, ytalk, and ports or emulators of these programs for other platforms.

Unix has the talk program and protocol and its variants xtalk and ytalk for the X Window System; VMS has phone; Windows for Workgroups has chat. ITS also has a talk system. These split the screen into separate areas for each user.

Unix's write command can also be used, though it does not attempt to separate input and output on the screen.

Users of such systems are said to be in talk mode which has many conventional abbreviations and idioms. Most of these survived into chat jargon, but many fell out of common use with the migration of user prattle from talk-like systems to chat systems in the early 1990s. These disused talk-specific forms include:

"BYE?" - are you ready to close the conversation? This is the standard way to end a talk-mode conversation; the other person types "BYE" to confirm, or else continues the conversation.

"JAM"/"MIN" - just a minute

"O" - "over" (I have stopped talking). Also "/" as in x/y - x over y, or two newlines (the latter being the most common).

"OO" - "over and out" - end of conversation.

"\" - Greek lambda.

"R U THERE?" - are you there?

"SEC" - wait a second.

"/\/\/" - laughter. But on a MUD, this usually means "earthquake fault".

See also talk bomb.
References in periodicals archive ?
The rationale of using ZooZoo was to increase the brand love and, hence, its talkability on social media," says Siddharth Banerjee, National Head, Brand and Consumer Insights, Vodafone India.
Our plan is to generate a lot of talkability, a lot of sharing online so that by the time August 7 comes, when we make that final pitch, puso has grown into a very big campaign and hopefully we're able to trend it globally and we're able to show the Central Board that this is what I mean when we make that pitch there in Japan in Tokyo, Reyes explained.
We believe that Genesis BM is best equipped to build the right kind of talkability about the 5th edition of TEDxGateway Conference," said Yashraj S.