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Episode 1543

Goody Two-Shoes

She sells seashells by the seashore. Who is the she in this tongue twister? Some claim it’s the young Mary Anning, who went on to become a famous 19th-century British paleontologist. Dubious perhaps, but the story of her rise from seaside...

Shangkong

Shangkong  n.— «Once the global recovery begins, however, New York and London might be vying less with one another than with a new competitor in the form of a partnership between Hong Kong and Shanghai—call it “Shangkong”—a highly...

graveyard month

graveyard month  n.— «February and March are known in the retail industry as the “graveyard months,” the time when wealthy owners find themselves some sunshine on an expensive cruise liner waiting for the spring recovery...

tick-tock

tick-tock  n.—Gloss: A chronological recounting of events. «In the convention of the recovery narrative, readers will want to scan past the tick-tock, looking for the yucky part so that they can feel better about themselves.» —“Me and...

marathonitis

marathonitis  n.— «“Marathonitis” is the term used to describe the litany of gruesome and painful injuries affecting long-distance runners.» —“London Marathon: The road to recovery” by Catherine...