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woodpecker
 n.— «I worked in the music business in the late “90s, and it would always rankle me to hear industry wonks refer to albums as “product” or “units.” I never used those words; I worked for a record label, not a unit factory. But to the salespeople or radio promoters who would sit in presentation meetings and reflexively nod their heads to music being played while actually paying no attention (earning the pejorative term, “woodpeckers”), nomenclature wasn’t an issue—they might as well have been selling shoes.» —“What to Call That Which Contains Music” by Karl Heitmueller MTVNews.com Sept. 2, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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