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Unformatted text preview: nglish translations are now very collectible. My dad used to laugh at my collection of manga, but he is now a fan as well. 6. multitasking. The common practice of doing more than one thing at a time. My brother prides himself on being a ﬁrst-class multitasker: he can talk on the phone, send text messages, and do his homework, all at the same time. 7. organic. Plants and animals grown and raised without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals. Organic food has come to be an ideal requirement of people seeking to live in a healthy and ethical way. Being a vegetarian is not enough for my sister; she insists on eating only vegetables grown organically, and she will no longer touch ice cream, formerly her favorite food. 8. road rage. Aggressive and sometimes violent behavior by drivers who are annoyed by other drivers’ behavior; the term was ﬁrst used in 1984 and has become an internationally accepted idea. The argument between two drivers in the parking lot of our supermarket was the result of road rage, and it ended with one driver in the hospital and the other in jail. 9. shout-out. An acknowledgment or greeting given during a radio or TV show, often to acknowledge fans or family. It was so cool when my aunt Jane gave me a shout-out during her appearance on a game show! 10. speed dating. A matchmaking process in which people meet for brief (7–8 minutes) conversations, then move on to another person. Jason’s older sister met her husband at a speed-dating ev...
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- Fall '13