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    HollyHead
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    Laboury:The perception that a Conservative Minister has moved ever so slightly to the “left” as in:“Philip Hammond… getting more and more Laboury as time goes on”.- Emily Thornberry The Daily Politik 22 June 2017 https://www.facebook.com/TheDailyPolitik/videos/1242450209210502/  

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    rodmanlewis
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    Chronophobia:The fear of eating food that has passed its sell-by date.

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    alanjjohnstone
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     "nothingburger” – Everything is being hyped up out of all proportion

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    jondwhite
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    Corncob? Donut? Binch? A Guide to Weird Leftist Internet Slang

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    Anonymous
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    pigwigishness : An original synonym to lightheartedly describe my cat's gluttony.

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    alanjjohnstone
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     Africapitalism“Africa’s development, which must be private-sector led and entrepreneurially driven, will have at its heart, young African innovators and their transformative ideas.  Only they will create the millions of jobs Africa needs”.https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/africapitalism-key-winning-war-poverty-tony-elumelu/

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    Mike Foster
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    Brexistentialist crisis – a clumsy and ugly phrase used by a couple of journalists to describe feelings of uncertainty with how life will pan out after Britain leaves the EU.

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    alanjjohnstone
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    Paltering…telling lies by telling the truthhttp://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171114-the-disturbing-art-of-lying-by-telling-the-truth

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    Anonymous
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    Putin – A bedpan.Pingit – Pingu's unpleasant brother.

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    Anonymous
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    Scabrous – An organisation that provides strike-breakers.

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    Anonymous
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    troobele –  arsole, moron, cretin, nob, imbecile

    #111563
    alanjjohnstone
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    Workampers – people who use motor caravan/RVs to travel around doing seasonal/temporary jobs https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/02/nomadland-living-in-cars-working-amazonAmazon call it the "CamperForce" labor resourceFrom the same article Amazon distribution factories – Fulfillment CentersBack in 2006 my personal blog touched on what was then called in Australia the Grey Nomadshttp://mailstrom.blogspot.com/2006/09/new-old-age-travellers.html

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    Bijou Drains
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    Bores – a portmanteau word using the words Bob and Andrews – meaning self explanatory

    #111565
    ALB
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    Vin wrote:
    troobele –  arsole, moron, cretin, nob, imbecile

    That won't work because he's a "knob", hardly a "nob".

    #111566
    alanjjohnstone
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    Segrenomics is a term I came up with to describe what I saw in so many discrete educational periods in [the US] where there was a consistent cycle for plundering funds supposedly for our nation's most vulnerable students and then hoarding those same funds to educate students who were either wealthy, or white and often times … both….Segrenomics explains how high levels of racial and economic segregation become a business strategy for companies providing educational strategies designed for children who are poor. It is a specific form of capitalism that relies on segregation to do its work.http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42789-keeping-us-education-segregated-is-a-highly-profitable-business-for-some

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