disloyalty card

(名詞/可數) 不忠誠卡 - 經營項目相似的若干商店或商家 (如咖啡店,但並非連鎖店) 發給顧客的卡片,用來獎賞各該顧客「不忠誠地」在任何一家商店或商家消費而非「忠誠地」只固定在其中某一家消費。

引句:
"Through the disloyalty card that is a part of the campaign, every card holder will earn a stamp for every coffee bought at any of the outlets. The card with the completed number of stamps will entitle the card holder to a free coffee at the first cafe they visited." … The campaign is aimed to increase awareness of independent authentic coffee makers in the respective market and to increase targeted footfall in the respective participating cafes.
[jewelcoffee.com, 27 August 2021]

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one-off, one-shot

例句:
(英) The company gave me a one-off payment to compensate for the extra hours that I had to work. (公司一次性地支付我一筆錢來補償我必須加班的時間)
(美) The company gave me a one-shot payment to compensate for the extra hours that I had to work. (公司一次性地支付我一筆錢來補償我必須加班的時間)解釋:

解釋:
(英) one-off:(adj.) 一次性的 (happening only once)。
(美) one-shot:(adj.) 一次性的 (happening only once)。

注意:One-shot 僅當形容詞用,但 one-off 還可當名詞用,意為「一次性的事物」,例如:I don't think the problem is a one-off. (我認為這個問題不會只發生一次)。

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algospeak

(名詞/不可數) 演算語 - 社群媒體文章所用的字詞以避免因使用其他字詞而被演算法判定為內容不合適或不恰當而遭到移除或降級。

引句:
"Algospeak" is becoming increasingly common across the Internet as people seek to bypass content moderation filters on social media platforms … Algospeak refers to code words or turns of phrase users have adopted in an effort to create a brand-safe lexicon that will avoid getting their posts removed or down-ranked by content moderation systems. For instance, in many online videos, it’s common to say “unalive” rather than “dead.”
[washingtonpost.com, 8 April 2022]

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robo-fish

(名詞/可數) 機器人魚 - 一種非常小、外觀像魚的機器人,係設計來清除海洋中的小片或小塊塑膠。

引句:
Engineers at the Polymer Research Institute of Sichuan University have devised a tiny robo-fish that can flap around a body of water, grabbing microplastics as it goes. The 13mm robot uses a light laser system in its tail to propel itself at approximately 30mm a second. If the robot experiences damage during a swim, it can repair itself and continue the job without outside intervention.
[extremetech.com, 23 June 2022]

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skimpflation

(名詞/不可數) 產品或服務的價格不變但品質變差的情況。這個字是由 skimp (節儉,節約) + inflation (通貨膨脹) 拼綴而成。

引句:
"Skimpflation is when consumers are getting less for their money," says Alan Cole … formerly a senior economist at the joint economic committee of the US Congress. "Unlike typical inflation, where they're paying more for the same goods, skimpflation is when they're paying the same for something that worsened in quality."
[theguardian.com, 28 June 2022]

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urban mining

(名詞/不可數) 城市採礦 - 從已被丟棄的電池和電子裝置等物品中拆除和回收金屬零件。

引句:
As well as requiring good collection and recycling systems, urban mining relies upon people handing over products they no longer use. British charity WRAP (the Waste and Resources Action Programme) recently estimated that as many as 125 million mobile phones are being hoarded in people's drawers and cupboards in the UK alone.
[opendemocracy.net, 15 March 2022]

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ripflation

(名詞/不可數) 敲竹槓通膨 - 公司企業以通貨膨脹作為藉口並以敲顧客竹槓的方式大幅提高價格的情況。這個字是由 ripoff (敲竹槓) + inflation (通貨膨脹) 拼綴而成。

引句:
Ripflation, my coined term meaning ripoff inflation, is when the economic and supply chain conditions have significantly improved but various players in the supply chain keep prices elevated beyond necessity … In other words, ripflation uses inflation as its convenient cover story. Why are corporate profits objectively soaring in 2022 yet consumers are being hit so hard? Could it be ripflation? Could it be their stinginess and unwillingness to give back to a public that has been traumatized for 3 years?
[medium.datadriveninvestor.com, 31 March 2022]

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unretirement

(名詞/可數或不可數) 退休後又重返職場。

引句:
Amid a hot labor market and high inflation, retired workers are returning to work at a rising rate. 'Unretirements' are on the rise as workers who previously said they were retired are now taking jobs again. As of March 2022, 3.2% of workers who were retired a year earlier are now employed.
[hiringlab.org, 14 April 2022]

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fexting

(名詞/不可數) 簡訊戰,簡訊吵架 - 雙方互傳簡訊吵架而非在電話中吵架或面對面吵架。

引句:
If you're the first lady, then having an argument with the US president via text message (or "fexting", as Jill Biden called it) might keep marital disputes private from the Secret Service, but relationship experts have warned it could make things worse.
[theguardian.com, 3 June 2022]

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hometel

(名詞/可數) 住家式旅館 - 裝潢與設計讓賓客覺得有如住在舒適住家的旅館。這個字是由 home (住家) + hotel (旅館) 拼綴而成。

引句:
The hometel concept combines the freedoms you’d have at home with an Airbnb meets hotel experience, with all the services you’d anticipate when staying away … Lamington Group’s UK-based hometels offer a unique proposition that accommodates a variety of needs while providing its guests with the feeling of living there as opposed to staying for a night.
[theceomagazine.com, 16 December 2021]

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