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Asbo

Asbo  n.— «Anti-social behaviour orders, introduced in 1999, work successfully where they are implemented, according to the new Home Office study.…Known as Asbos, the orders are designed to prevent theft, intimidation, drunkenness...

interwang

interwang  n.— «Many admit they do not even know the official Mandarin word for DVD or CD. The mixing up of languages is also increasing, with words such as “interwang”, which means internet, in common parlance.» —“China...

stigmergy

stigmergy  n.— «The World-Wide Web is human stigmergy. The web and its ability to let anyone read anything and also to write back to that environment allows stigmeric communication between humans. Some of the most powerful forces on the...

stunt up

stunt up  v.— «If the pictures were posed&mdash”stunted up,” in the parlance—it merely highlights one relatively mild stage in a consistent pattern of gross behaviour on the part of a small number of soldiers. The progress...

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