shrinkage2016-12-09T06:39:56+00:00

shrinkage

GLOBAL VILLAGE

A term of art used in a National Public Radio/BBC broadcast (07/10/2014)  referring to the reduction in numbers of personal protective garments between the time they are shipped to Ebola virus hotspots and the time they are opened by endusers, which is directly related to diversion of the garments to sold on the black market. 

Whilst this is a new usage of shrinkage, one can see its potential utility referring to all ilk of diversion of products to the black market in countries where corruption is a norm and theft of products intended for humanitarian causes a way of doing business. 

METABOLISM

A term referring to the loss of height with age caused by osteoporosis and collapse of the vertebral column. 

VOX POPULI

A popular term for the marked decrease in penile length that follows exposure to cold water.  

GLOBAL VILLAGE

A term of art used in a National Public Radio/BBC broadcast (07/10/2014)  referring to the reduction in numbers of personal protective garments between the time they are shipped to Ebola virus hotspots and the time they are opened by endusers, which is directly related to diversion of the garments to sold on the black market. 

Whilst this is a new usage of shrinkage, one can see its potential utility referring to all ilk of diversion of products to the black market in countries where corruption is a norm and theft of products intended for humanitarian causes a way of doing business. 

METABOLISM

A term referring to the loss of height with age caused by osteoporosis and collapse of the vertebral column. 

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