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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
Russia's troll factory runs thousands of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts to flood social media with anti-Ukrainian propaganda.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 29/03/2015 19:40:00

Gaeltacht, the

an area of southern and western Ireland where large numbers of people speak Irish
Every year, businesses that sell three- or four-week language learning vacation packages (cleverly combining edu-tourism and heritage tourism) attract thousands of international travelers to towns in the Gaeltacht.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/03/2015 18:18:00


pesonal protective equipment: protective clothing worn by people at risk of injury or infection, for example those dealing with patients with highly infectious diseases such as Ebola
I was in my PPE suit and I could only work for short bursts of time.
politics, philosophy and economics: a degree subject originally offered at the university of Oxford
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/03/2015 14:31:00


the official name for a resident of the US state of Indiana
“Purportedly a matter of religious freedom, we find RFRA contrary to the values of our faith — as well as to our national and Hoosier values,” stated the letter.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/03/2015 13:03:00


US slang: a knife or other blade or sharp object used as a weapon
He was accused of attacking another inmate with a shiv.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/03/2015 18:07:00

lads' mag

a magazine aimed at young men, with articles about cars, sport, gaming, sex etc and lots of photos of naked young women
Loaded, one of the titles synonymous with the mid-1990s lads’ mag boom, is to close after 21 years.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/03/2015 15:56:00


a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions
Our silk corsages and boutonnieres are fantastic not to mention extremely inexpensive.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/03/2015 09:50:00


rapid and continuing movement and change
Teachers say the real problem is not language but the churn of children in and out.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/03/2015 09:45:00


someone who is actively preparing for life after some future catastrophe
You might not want to panic just yet, but you might decide that it is time to join the "preppers" – people who are secretly preparing to abandon modern life when the apocalypse, in whatever form, does arrive.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/03/2015 12:26:00


an invasive climbing plant from Asia (Pueraria lobata) that is a serious problem in the southern US
One example is something utterly unnoticed yet spreading like kudzu: young women hanging an “uh” at the end of words and sentences.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/03/2015 12:17:00

gin up

to create; to generate, especially artificially or by dubious means
This was really just a pointless conflict ginned up by international bankers.
used as an adjective
There’s also been a fair amount of silly, ginned up controversy over the game.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/03/2015 10:54:00

suited and booted

(of a man) formally dressed
Joey Essex might be known for his quirky style and outrageous fashion trends – but he looks seriously impressive when he's suited and booted.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/03/2015 10:51:00


licensed massage therapist: someone who is qualified to give massages
In that original training they will have learned about the different applications and specialties that a licensed massage therapist (LMT) can explore.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/03/2015 09:50:00


a place where awkward or inconvenient information can be put; from '1984' by George Orwell
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
to get rid of awkward or inconvenient information
Samsung has memory-holed the Orwellian passage from its SmartTV privacy policy, but questions remain | Memory-holed Scientist Feared Resonant Frequency "Ray Gun" Would Fall into Wrong Hands.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/03/2015 18:38:00


to annoy someone by trying to make them do something
She would not stop riding me even though I told her to stop.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/03/2015 09:24:00


plural noun
stomach pain
That meal we had last night has given me the collywobbles.
a feeling of great anxiety
I still get the collywobbles using public transport.
Submitted by: Fabi from India on 18/03/2015 10:43:00


an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'
Submitted by: lynnjzhou from China on 17/03/2015 23:45:00


a landscape that consists of sand; a blend of the words 'sand' and 'landscape'
Timbuktu’s golden sandscapes are as improbably beautiful as its people are sweet-natured.
a pattern on sand made as a type of natural art
Artist Draws Huge 'Sandscape' Patterns On UK Beaches Using Only A Rake
Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/03/2015 09:47:00

dal makhani

(also dal makhini)
a popular Indian dish made of lentils, kidney beans, butter and cream
Submitted by: vinny from India on 16/03/2015 19:01:00


a South Asian rice pudding made with rice, milk and sugar; it is flavoured with nuts and spices
Submitted by: Vineet Kumar from India on 16/03/2015 18:57:00