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microbuddy

microbuddy  n.— «the Illinois inventor came up with a solution—round paper towels. This month the U.S. Patent and Trademark office accepted his application for, as he calls them, “microbuddies,” paving the way for the newest...

Wal-Martization

Wal-Martization  n.— «In a process that has been coined “Wal-Martization,” the $359 billion retail behemoth is driving down wages and benefits in the retail industry and beyond as competitors scramble to imitate its business...

white space

white space  n.— «White space—a high-growth or unserved market or outside-the-box business opportunity.» —“Increased pay gets devoured by inflation” by Diane Stafford Kansas City Star (Kan., Mo.) Nov. 23...

bicycling

bicycling  n.— «They call it ‘bicycling.’ It’s East St. Louis slang for the Election Day process whereby one will ‘bicycle’ from polling place to polling place, voting multiple times for extra cash. Election officials know who these voters...

typo slang

typo slang  n.— «All i have to do is talk about how i hate typo slang, and pals come out of the woodwork to express their feelings.» —by steadyoh (Marshall) Vernon’s Talented Night Labor Almanac and Logistical...

ninth island

ninth island  n.— «Joel and Melodi Kekauoha began hearing the term “ninth island” when their flight from Honolulu descended over the Nevada desert toward the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. They learned the meaning later that...