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non’trée

non’trée  n.— «Bay Area waiters have a nickname for many of their customers these days: the non’trée. Non’trée (pronounced “non-tray”) refers to the folks who order appetizers rather than a pricier entree—a popular practice in...

non dom

non dom  n.— «And for others, there is the tax factor. For persons with money who are “resident but not domiciled” in the UK, the UK is one of the world’s most popular onshore places to live. These people are commonly known as...

smash cake

smash cake  n.— «What idiot ever came up with the idea of a “smash cake”?! Why buy an entire small cake for your baby to destroy?» —“NON day” by parkingmaid Stub (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Feb...

kuf

kuf  n.— «In one conversation, Akbar suggested bombing the “kufs,” a derogatory term for non-Muslims, in a London nightclub. “The biggest nightclub in central London, no one can put their hands up and say they are...

buffer

buffer  n.— «As it opens, a confident Wayne saunters into a class reunion, wearing another man’s nametag, making conversation and parting the clueless “buffers” (the term for non-Traveller folk) from their wallets.» —“On...

sudden jihad syndrome

sudden jihad syndrome  n.— «This is what I have dubbed the Sudden Jihad Syndrome, whereby normal-appearing Muslims abruptly become violent. It has the awful but legitimate consequence of casting suspicion on all Muslims. Who knows whence...

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