New words – 2 June 2014


shop and frisk idiom an occasion when a shopper who just make a high-cost purchase is stopped and questioned by a police officer

That discomfort and the fear of what has been called ‘stop and frisk’ sometimes keeps [fashion writer Clair] Somers at home, where she says she can always shop online.

[NPR: All Things Considered (US news and public affairs) 30 October 2013]

Jay Z, Barney’s, and the Shop-and-Frisk Problem

[New Yorker Blog: Currency (US business news, headline) 16 December 2013]

social supermarket noun a supermarket intended for people living in poverty where cut-price food is sold. The food is cheap because it has damaged packaging or incorrect labelling.

Britain’s first ‘social supermarket’ opens its doors on Monday, offering shoppers on the verge of food poverty the chance to buy food and drink for up to 70 percent less than normal high-street prices

[ 09 December 2013]

olinguito noun a newly discovered mammal dwelling in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador. It is in the same family as the raccoon.

The newfound baby olinguito, discovered by members of the conservation group SavingSpecies, is about the size of a kitten, so small that it can be grasped in one hand.

[ 29 December 2013]

3 thoughts on “New words – 2 June 2014

  1. I have introduced new word from my Armenian Painful History
    Genocide — Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the twentieth century
    Genocided / genocide cohorts—new generations whose relatives
    were massacred. Recent cohorts have risen from the orphans of the genocided population.
    Genociding–Typed of classified to 20 types…

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  3. “Stop and frisk” involves a good deal more than just stopping shoppers in luxury stores. As practiced in New York, at least, it involves stopping and searching any passing individual who appears, in some way, suspicious. The current Mayor and Police Commissioner have promised to curtail the practice, at least when “suspicious” behavior depends only on race and age.

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