fearonomics

(名詞) 恐慌經濟學 - 恐慌與焦慮對經濟活動的負面影響;利用恐慌來銷售產品和服務。亦寫成 fear-onomics。這個字是由 fear + economics 拼綴而成。
fearonomic (adj.):恐慌經濟學的。

引句:
Here’s a fearonomics snapshot: Halloween spending has risen from $3.3 billion in 2005 to $6.9 billion in 2015, according to the NRF.
—Tim O'Shei & Alyssa Fisher, “Horror meets fearonomics: Why we celebrate Halloween,” Buffalo News, October 28, 2016

Acting on the lessons learned from previous outbreaks, domestic and global actors are well prepared to deal with an outbreak of Nipah virus in India. But they fail to recognize the impact of downstream “fearonomic effects”—the economic consequences resulting from hysteria outbreaks, and propelled by misinformation—that lead to irrational decision-making on the part of both individuals and states.
—“Event: Pandemonium—Risk Factors for Future Pandemics,” Global Public Policy Initiative, June 13, 2017

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runcommute

(名詞) 跑步通勤;跑步上下班。亦寫成 run-commuterun commute
runcommute (v.):跑步通勤;跑步上下班;runcommuter (or run commuter) (n.):跑步通勤者;跑步上下班的人。

引句:
Like our profiled runcommuter from earlier in the year, Julien Delange, James uses runcommuting to train for ultra distance trail races. …James says that runcommuting helps him leave work at a reasonable time; the knowledge that he’s going to run home gets him out the door of the office.
—Kate Livett, “The New Run Commuters—December 2016,” The Run Commuter, December 5, 2016

This is the beauty of the runcommute—on the days when you’re not thinking about pace you can enjoy the fact that the very act of runcommuting is the ultimate in multitasking. It encompasses training, transport, therapy and sightseeing all in one.
—“Make the most of your runcommute for spring marathons,” Iamrunbox, February 2, 2017

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belong to; bitch up; board out; board up; board with

belong to +
是 ... 的成員
What political party do you belong to? (你是哪個政黨的黨員?)

belong to +
屬於
Your idea belongs to the nineteenth century and seems old-fashioned now. (你的觀念屬於 19 世紀,現在似乎過時了)
These two smartphones belong to Peter. (這兩支智慧型手機都是彼得的)

bitch * up +
把 ... 弄糟/搞砸;破壞
I bitched the interview up. (我把面談搞砸了)

board * out +
安排 (人員、寵物) 在外住宿 (英)
We board our cat out with friends when we're away on holiday. (我們外出度假時都會把貓放在朋友那裡寄養)
The children were boarded out with their uncle when we went abroad. (我們出國時,孩子們被安排住在他們叔叔那裡)

board * up +
用木板封住或擋住 (門、窗)
They boarded up all the windows to stop people getting into the empty houses. (他們用木板封住所有窗戶以防人們進入空屋)
All the windows were boarded up. (所有窗戶都用木板封住了)

board with +
在 (某人處) 搭伙
Joan boarded with a Chinese family. (瓊安在一個華人家裡搭伙)

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chumbox

(名詞) 位在網頁本文最下方、看似內容連結的格狀廣告。這些內容連結使用聳動、震撼或誇張的圖文來吸引讀者點擊廣告。

引句:
Now, it’s hard to find a news page that doesn’t feature a chumbox, and several large advertisers, like Outbrain, use them extensively. “You see them on CNN, you see them on Fortune… they’re just everywhere — and clearly making a lot of money.”
—Nora Young, “Diving into internet ‘chum?’ Yes, it’s as bad as you’d expect.,” CBC Radio, October 9, 2016

Got a line on a small ad network with tasteful advertising? Do you have experience with online advertising and advice for me? Let’s talk. Chumbox providers need not apply.
—Jason Kottke, “Some site news: a (temporary) farewell to advertising,” kottke.org, April 3, 2017

Chumbox

格狀廣告 (chumbox)

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back into; bargain for/on; beat out

back * into +
倒車入庫
I prefer to back my car into the garage. (我比較喜歡倒車入庫)

bargain for/on +
預期,預料 (某事會發生) (通常用於否定句)
I hadn't bargained for such a long wait. (我沒料到會等這麼久)
Mary didn't bargain for her husband returning so soon. (瑪麗沒有料到她先生會回來得這麼快)
The exam was more difficult than I had bargained for. (這次考試之難出乎我的意料之外)
We hadn't bargained on so many people coming. (我們沒料到會有這麼多人來)

beat out +
險勝,打敗 (美)
The marathon runner barely beat out his rival at the tape. (那位馬拉松跑者到了終點線才險勝他的對手)
Our company beat out several other rivals for the contract. (我們公司打敗幾個競爭對手,取得合約)

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racecation

(名詞) 將參加賽跑 - 如馬拉松或鐵人三項 (游泳、單車、賽跑三項全能賽) - 和度假結合在一起的旅遊。亦寫成 race-cation。這個字是由 race + vacation 拼綴而成。

引句:
The group is part of a trend of people taking “racecations” — trips built around participation in events ranging from traditional marathons to mud-spattered obstacle courses.
—Dana McMahan, “Race Vacations Offer Rewards Beyond the Finish Line,” NBC News, August 11, 2014

I just got back from a mini racecation. I thought I’d share the things that I always forget and the things I never forget to create the ultimate packing list for a racecation!
—“The Fool-Proof Packing List For Your Next Race,” Women’s Running, March 23, 2016

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technology doping

(名詞) 服用科技禁藥 - 利用科技來改善運動設備或器材而給予運動員不公平或違法的競爭優勢。亦寫成 tech-dopingtechno-dopinghigh-tech doping

引句:
“The best way you can get a quick little boost is by taking some form of anabolic whatever-the-heck, but what we’re seeing in the amputee classification predominantly is what we’re referring to as tech-doping: technology doping,“ Prince said. ”Guys that were previously not competitive are now competitive only because they gave themselves extra blade height.“
—Joe Lemire, “Tech doping: How paralympic sprinters cheat,” The Week, September 13, 2016

Yet the analogy between gaining an advantage from drugs versus an advantage gained from technology is one that has been drawn frequently enough to lead to the coining of the term ‘technology doping’.
—Rosie Duckworth, “The Unbroken 2: A Pair of Nikes, An Unofficial Record, And The Age-Old Question Of Technology’s Place In Sport,” The National Law Review, May 11, 2017

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text neck

(名詞) 簡訊頸 - 過度低頭或長時間低頭來收發簡訊或使用行動裝置做其他事情所引起的肩頸酸痛。亦寫成 texter's necktexting neck

引句:

What if I told you that a major problem that 99.99 percent of people face can’t be fixed at the gym or the health food store. You can stop it by NOT leaning forward. That’s right! Don’t “lean in.” As most people are constantly on social media, and mobile apps, there’s an increase in “Text Neck.”
—Dr. Rashad Sanford, “Essay: Could ‘Text Neck’ Be The New Arthritis,” NBC News, January 12, 2016

Lanman and Cuellar suggest simple lifestyle changes to relieve the stress from the ‘text neck’ posture. They recommend holding cell phones in front of the face, or near eye level, while texting. They also suggest using two hands and two thumbs to create a more symmetrical and comfortable position for the spine.
—“Could phones change the way our spines curve? Scientists warn an entire generation is plagued by ‘text neck’,” Daily Mail, April 14, 2017

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granny nanny

(名詞) 兒子和媳婦或者女兒和女婿去上班時負責照顧孫子女或外孫子女的奶奶或外婆。亦寫成 granny-nanny。複數為 granny nannies

引句:
Families squeezed by falling real incomes and rising childcare costs are increasingly relying on the generosity of ‘granny nannies’ to help them out.
—Esther Shaw, “The ups and downs of looking after your grandchildren,” Moneywise, October 17, 2016

One way is that we’re in our grandchildren’s lives more than ever before, whether from across the country thanks to Skype and FaceTime or as “granny nannies” — in some cases full time.
—Lesley Stahl, “Grandbabies: The Great Reward for Aging,” The New York Times, May 13, 2017

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paleo-pirate

(名詞) 盜採和盜賣化石的人。Paleo- 這個字首意為「古;史前」,如 paleobotany (古植物學)。
paleo-piracy (n.):盜採和盜賣化石。

引句:
He is also working to encourage the formation of paleo parks — fossil localities that should be preserved and protected from damage due to development, over-collecting, vandalism, and paleopiracy.
—“Changes at UCMP: Two retired and two hired,” University of California Museum of Paleontology, July 13, 2010

However, when I finally arrived at the park entrance, I was turned away. A vigilant park ranger forbid me to see the trails because I had failed to acquire the proper permits. Their location, I learned, was a matter of great secrecy due to the rise of so-called “paleo-pirates,” who had been known to carve out the more notable fossils and sell them to collectors.
—Robert Moor, On Trails, Simon & Schuster, July 12, 2016

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