UK fast food shops specialising in battered and fried cod with chips.
Note: chips are what the US would call fries.
I'm off to the chippie to pick up some dinner
British slang for off-licence, which in the US is called a liquor store
We are out of beer, I'm just popping to the offy to stock up
A computer expert who uses his/her hacking skills in the interest of human rights.
Due to the Great Firewall of China, the Chinese dissident movement was in pretty bad shape until they got help from some benevolent hacktivists.