The US state of New Mexico. A play on the state's official nickname, "Land of Enchantment". The reference is really to the state's high poverty rate and relative lack of economic opportunity, which renders many people unable to get up enough money to leave, even if they want to.
I'd like to move to LA or Seattle, but here in Carlsbad, I can only get a part-time dishwashing job. So I guess I'm stuck here in the Land of Entrapment.
Generally, a crime committed against one or more individuals for which there is evidence that the motivation was hatred of the race, religion, color, ethnicity, nationality, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity of the victim or victims.
"They tacked extra time on my sentence for a hate crime aggravation because I'm white and the guy I beat up was black. It seems black people get special protection. It's anti-white reverse racism."
"You asshole, three witnesses testified that you were screaming 'N****r, n****r, n****r' while you were kicking the shit out of him. If you'd kept your fucking mouth shut, the court might have gone easier on you. Though your KKK tattoo might still have made the jury suspicious."
In the UK and the Commonwealth, a strongly derogatory and deliberately vulgar term for a buzzword, signifying that it is worthless and meaningless jargon. Wank words may be short phrases as well as single words. The word is most often used of corporate, official, or academic language.
Before the meeting, Rose slipped everyone a sheet of paper. Each piece was ruled into a 5x5 grid of squares. Each square was filled in with a typical corporate wank word, and each sheet had a different combination of wank words.
Rose told everybody that they could make the meeting more interesting by playing wank-word bingo. She advised everyone to mark off any wank word Sir Charles uttered, and that the first person to mark off five in a line, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, would be the winner.
Sir Charles began his presentation, and quickly came to speak of mission, vision, rightsizing, human capital, synergies, ecosystems, stakeholders, taking ownership, performance challenges, and negative outcomes. When he spoke the word "solutions", Nigel jumped up and yelled "BINGO!" Hasty and not entirely plausible explanations had to be made immediately after.
(Note: All of the above names and characters are fictional. The characters bear only coincidental resemblance to any specific individuals.)
San Francisco, California term for the area on the border between the economically depressed neighborhood of the Tenderloin and the upscale Nob Hill district. Provides striking juxtapositions of wealth and poverty. Often used with sexually suggestive implications.
I was at Geary and Leavenworth in the Tendernob when I saw some desperate girl climb into a stranger's Grand Cherokee.
Any of the several models of the ThinkPad laptop computer, manufactured first by IBM and later by Lenovo. So called because of its black color and simple rectilinear appearance. Regarded as efficient, reliable, sturdy for a laptop, and relatively economical. Ubiquitous in business.
My old Dell died, so I bought a basic black brick, a slightly used IBM T-41, and I'm happy with it. It's not hi-res, I wouldn't use it for anything fancy, like online gaming. But it works well with WiFi, it gets my work done quickly and smoothly with very little trouble, and it only cost me $500.