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Are You a Mouse Potato?

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Are You a ?

Fill in the missing words in the following text and you will find out the answer....

You are an Internet addict, if ...

You refer to going to the   as downloading.

Your bookmark list takes 15 minutes to go from   to bottom.

Your are in HTML and GIFS.

You start introducing yourself as "Jim at net   com."

Your   races faster and irregularly each time you see a new WWW site address on TV.

You turn on your when leaving the room so you can hear if new e-mail arrives.

All of your   have an @ in their names.

Your   has its own home  .

You call your mother... She doesn't have a modem.

You don't know the sex of three of your friends because they have neutral and you never bothered to ask.

Your   tells you that he has had the   for 2 months.

You wake up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom and   and check your e-mail on the way back to  .

Your wife  a new rule: "The   cannot come to bed."

You ask a   how much it would cost to replace the   in front of your computer with a toilet.

Your wife says   is important in a marriage... so you buy another computer and install a second   line so the two of you can chat.


Find the computer words that the following definitions refer to.


  • you use it to click things on the screen
  • a machine you use when you want to put paper documents on your computer
  • a program that destroys your computer system
  • a small port on your computer that you can attach drives to
  • the brain of a computer
  • any program on a computer
  • a program you can you for drawing
  • it is used for putting documents or images on paper
  • the program that checks your spelling
  • one of the most popular search engines on the Net
  • your mouse sits on it
  • an object on the screen that lets you point at things
  • the tool you use to type words on the computer
  • any physical part of a computer