New Internationalist

The language of public protest

Issue 407
boycott
v. to not eat fruit, smugly
curfew
n. bedtime for naughty political activists
DEMONstration
n. derogatory media coverage of public agitation
gathering
n. (colloquial) group of people (military term) threat
proTEST
n. experiment used to test democracy
tiananMEN
n.pl. protestors who stop tanks armed only with plastic bags

by Mitchell & Richardson

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