New Internationalist

Wordpower

Issue 373

oil rig v. to win a contract through close personal links to a government.

spoil v. to spill oil.

Shell n. protective layer that separates money from conscience.

unsustainable adj. (environmental) precious; in need of protection; (corporate) precious; in need of exploitation.

tanker n. cockney rhyming slang for an oil company executive (colloq.)

oxymoron n.pl. oil reserves

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