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The language of supermarkets

Issue 405
closing-time
n. (archaic) time at which supermarket shuts; (modern) Christmas Day.
honey-trap
n. sweet displayed at the check-out.
schoolyard
n. supermarket development site temporarily used to store children.
price-war
n. battle between supermarkets that kills suppliers.
walmart
n. barrier that prevents independent producers from accessing customers.
winter-fruit
n. summer-fruit flown several thousand kilometres.
oxymoron
market share
by Mitchell & Richardson

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