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tomato effect

tomato effect  n.— «Despite enough evidence, my friend’s neighbour found it difficult to accept that anybody could actually profit from reading such patterns. He suffers from the “Tomato effect.” What is this? In the early 18th...

disablism

disablism  n.— «Disablism n. discriminatory, oppressive or abusive behaviour arising from the belief that disabled people are inferior to others.» —“Disablism: How to tackle the last prejudice” by Paul Miller et al...

stimming on

stimming on  v.— «Nick started to walk on his toes, trail his hands on walls and developed an obsession or “stimming on” (in the parlance of those who deal with the correction of autistic behaviour) arranging boxes in rows or...

Santarchy

Santarchy  n.— «Police say they don’t know if their behaviour is linked to “Santarchy”—a so-called worldwide phenomenon designed to undermine the commercialisation of Christmas. Derived from the words “Santa” and...

Asbo

Asbo n. a court order designed to curtail unwanted public behavior. Also ASBO. Etymological Note: anti-social behaviour order (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Asbo

Asbo  n.— «The move would give Scotland’s local authorities, who would be able to apply for Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos), greater clout in trying to deal with unruly tenants.…It would be unprecedented for the police to apply...

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