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blank-check company

blank-check company  n.— «One niche in which the company already leads are officially called a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC). In everyday parlance, they’re known as blank-check companies. What are those? Back in ancient...

Retifism

Retifism  n.— «Retifism (named after a kinky 18th century French novelist named Nicolas-Edme Rétif) is the term for boot and shoe fetishism (sorry, boots don’t get their own term).» —“Getting the boot” by Josey...

corporati

corporati  n.pl.— «This elite was originally a landed aristocracy, but since the late 17th century it has increasingly been a capitalist elite—those who own the means of production. Today it is the corporati—the CEO’s, board members and...

dead-ender

dead-ender  n.— «In only their first step into the New American Century, they have been famously blind-sided by a rabble of dead-enders in Iraq. They promised our boys and girls nothing but garlands and cheers by the populace, which turned...

decruit

decruit  v.— «Dismissals, retrenchment and the like are so 20th century, notes reader Kevin Ryan. The latest corporate buzz word according to Forbes magazine is “decruiting”—defined as getting rid of those surplus senior...

pickled punk

pickled punk  n.— «I found out that in early-to-mid-20th century America, stillborn babies and aborted human fetuses, placed in glass jars full of formaldehyde, were a profitable business. The life of the unborn was protected by law...