Someone who gives up certain material values such as highly payed jobs or expensive cars for other qualities in life.
During a cigarette break at McKinsey's:
A: I haven't seen Bob in a while.
B: Yeah, he quit. Sells burgers for McDonald's now.
A: What? Is he nuts?
B: Yeah, Bob is a real downshifter. Sold his BMW, sold his house and is working part time now. Broke up with Linda too. She was high maintenance, all right. Says he is happy now; has all the time in the world.
Academically capable workforce e.g. employed in the media and technology business. Knowledge workers are usually given responsibility and they excel in self exploitation because of their learnt behaviour, strive and discipline.
Dublin is one of the major metastases where European knowledge workers work away
their lives like maggots in the cancer of capitalism.
Endured primarily by male companions of female shoppers. Undesired side effects range from horrible boredom to herniated disks and bankruptcy.
Saturday I suffered from 6 hours of passive shopping following my girl through town. It started quite OK with a hard on in a lingerie shop. It ended terribly when my vertebral disk slipped while I was carrying all those shoes that she bought with my credit card.
Derived from the German compound noun "Nahverkehrskoma" describing the state of the hangover guys you see in the commuter train on their way to work on Friday mornings: Blood shot eyes, stubble on their cheeks, bad breath and too much grease in their hair - but a tie around their neck (the unmistakable sign of being hanged for money every fucking day in the office, for which they have to compensate in the pub).
Boss: "I've heard there was another train failure on the DART
line this morning."
Employee says: "I know, it's outrageous! It costs our economy millions every week!"
Employee thinks: Thank god I was in a commuter coma anyway, extending my sleep instead of making this fat bastard even richer.
Boss thinks: Is this slacker smelling of booze or what?
To verbally punish someone. To yell at someone. Imported by Americans, now used in Dublin's offices. Pronounced with a very long vowel (moo:nquake).
G: Look, those guys fucked up our translation!
T: Let me see. Shit, I'm gonna moonquake those people!
"Which?" is used by some English speakers, e.g. on Dublin's north side, when they meant to say "Sorry, I didn't understand what you just said."
Gilbert: Please hold your orthorexic lessons while I'm eating!
A-wear is a company selling cloths. Nowadays you see snobbish birds from Dublin's north side carrying their high heels and lunch carrots in a white and pink a-wear bag over the Liffey.
"She is such an a-wear bitch."