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Monday Night Owls - 28 May 2018 - The food you buy really is shrinking
We read an article talking about the reduction in the size of food packets in supermarkets (but for the same price, of course!):
Vocabulary Top 10:
dawn on - to begin to be understood or realized by (someone) for the first time
hue and cry - an angry protest about something
to boot - besides, also (used to add extra information - informal)
hit the roof - to become very angry or upset
shrinkflation - the process of items shrinking in size or quantity while their prices remain the same or increase
outrage - extreme anger : a strong feeling of unhappiness because of something bad, hurtful, or morally wrong
peculiarities - something that is unusual or peculiar in a person or thing
backlash - a strong public reaction against something
egregious - very bad and easily noticed
nickel - a U.S. or Canadian coin that is worth five cents
Have you noticed that your food is shrinking?
Would you prefer to pay the same price for a smaller product, or a higher price for the same product?