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ATM machine

ATM machine  n.— «Targeting immigrants is not unique to Oakland. Last month Richmond police were called to investigate the fatal robbery of an El Salvadoran immigrant. The city’s street thugs sometimes refer to Latino and Asian laborers as...

brown pound

brown pound  n.— «The Shilpa show also highlighted the economic strength of Britain’s Asian community—not only as consumers but also as wealth creators. The strength of what is called the “brown pound” has become more important...

NorK

NorK  n.— «Willl South Korea lose face if its soldiers liberate Nork concentration camps? And if that day does not come soon, who will be the next Pyongyang despot?» —“Asian Geopolitics Roundup” by Dan...

informationalization

informationalization n. the computerization of business, industry, and military. Editorial Note: This word appears to be most common in East Asian countries where English is a language of business but not of the home. Etymological Note: Probably...

coining

coining  n.— «An emergency room doctor discovers red abrasions on a child’s back from “coining,” a traditional Asian healing practice of vigorously rubbing a warm coin on the skin to cure illness.» —“Sweeping...

refugee bag

refugee bag  n.— «So this morning we’ll be off to Wal-Mart to pick up a refugee bag (one of those lurid colored nylon bags you always see Asian tourists with) and use that 4th piece of luggage allowance to bring it back.» —“Thoughts...