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Lysenkoism

Lysenkoism  n.— «When politicians dictate science, government becomes entangled in its own deceptions, and eventually the social order decays in a compost of lies. Society, having abandoned the scientific method, loses its empirical...

jinky

jinky  adj.— «When society gets really jinky about some stupid “claim,” I think it is entirely proper for individuals to kick society in the pants rather than give in.» —“Re: Repubs 0, Demos 0—EVERYBODY gets a big fat...

microaggression

microaggression  n.— «Chester M. Pierce says that the society is unrelenting in teaching its white youth how to maximize the advantages of being on the offense toward Blacks. He further advances the notion that offensive mechanisms...

ownership society

ownership society  n.— «The best evidence is the party’s coinage of the term “ownership society.” That’s a bold departure from traditional political imagery, which has stressed compassion for people who own nothing...

buffet flat

buffet flat  n.— «The casual, migratory and unskilled drinkers of the world, along with a scattering of habitual, non-migratory and skilful [sic] drinkers, have found a new haven. It is the buffet flat and the New York police are authority...

fantouche

fantouche  adj.— «Onomastics is the “leirit or fantouche” word for the study of names of all kinds, especially personal and place-names.» —“About the Scottish Place-Name Society” by Simon Taylor Scottish...