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cornflake redundancy syndrome

cornflake redundancy syndrome  n.— «Lawyer Jane Fraser looks at new legislation which aims to clamp down on the phenomenon of “cornflake redundancy syndrome”—a term coined to describe situations where employees first learn they...

sticky rice

sticky rice  n.— «The young Office Ladies found the city’s gay men so cute, they latched on to their club scene. But now the ‘sticky rice girls’ have come unstuck.…A new phenomenon emerged: the okoge. The closest English translation...

okoge

okoge  n.— «The young Office Ladies found the city’s gay men so cute, they latched on to their club scene. But now the ‘sticky rice girls’ have come unstuck.…A new phenomenon emerged: the okoge. The closest English translation is...

aerotropolis

aerotropolis  n.— «This phenomenon is not new, Bender and others say. It even has a name, which was coined by University of North Carolina professor John Kasarda: the aerotropolis. The idea is that major business centers have always...

kiabai

kiabai  n.— «To my embarrassment I have only now learned the native or in-group term for the wandering salespersons in the Seoul subway system, kiabai, even though I was staying in Korea on a long-term basis at the time when the phenomenon...

rosh katan

rosh katan  n.— «This is all part of the phenomenon Israelis call Rosh Katan, literally “small head,” an increasing concern with one’s own personal life.» —“Israel: exodus from a land of lost promise” by David...