Noun. Grocery + Socialism = Grocialism. A socio-economic pracitice where grocery chains must raise the prices on similar non-sale items or items that don't typically have a coupon option, such as produce, meats, milk, etc. because hoarding couponers clear shelves of the sale items and this is a huge loss to the store. With only non-sale item alternatives left for the non-extreme coupon user or general public, their full price groceries effectively offset the loss created by couponed-sale items.
Grocery stores which accept coupons on sale items practice grocialism to maintain their profit magin. Eww, that coupons are such grocialists!
|2.||People's Republic of Cambridge|
An independent state just north of Boston, with two universities and one way of waging war: writing nasty notes and putting them on people's windshields. Has enough organic grocery stores, indie bookshops, and other college-town fripperies to satisfy an army of Sartre-reading undergrads.
Newbie: Why do they call this place the People's Republic of Cambridge?
Native: Because more people voted for Nader than Bush in 2000.
Cambridgeite 1: You wanna go down to Bread & Circus and pick up some pine nuts and kale?
Cambridgeite 2: But that's really out of my way, I was planning to head down to Harvard Books. If only we had public transportation we could solve this problem.
Cambridgeite 1: What do you think this is, New York? I am so sticking a note on your car for your thought crimes.