Some words whose many meanings lend themselves well for punning investigations of phenomenom

  • computer user
  • drug user
  • someone who uses others

  • recognition: approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"; "the credits were given at the end of the film"
  • money available for a client to borrow
  • an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items
  • used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise; "she already had several performances to her credit";
  • give someone credit for something; "We credited her for saving our jobs"
  • In the United States, a student from a high school or a college earns a credit for a successful completion of a class for each semester. In secondary and post-secondary institutions, there is a mininum amount of credits required in order to graduate. This mininum requirement varies by state and the type of funding.

  • a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  • a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
  • look searchingly; "We peered into the back of the shop to see whether a salesman was around"
  • When two programs are sending data to each other over a network, they are peers. This term is usually seen in the phrase "remote peer", meaning "the host that you are exchanging data with".
  • an equal, as in: When it comes to playing the violin, he has no peer.