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Quick, hide!

It’s frightening how many new words and phrases come up to describe criminal activities, because it demonstrates how crime-ridden our society is these days. There have been two new ones in the Open Dictionary lately – account take-over and shoulder surfing. When I first saw the term shoulder surfing, I thought it meant that thing that people do at concerts, where they throw themselves backwards onto the crowd and are passed around on people’s shoulders, but apparently not.

Maybe I’ll take a blanket with me next time I go shopping, to put over me and the chip-and-pin machine whilst I’m using it, so no-one can see what I’m doing…

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Sharon Creese

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