TSA words

Paul Frank paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Nov 23 05:45:46 UTC 2010


We can thank the TSA (and its critics) for a number of new (?) terms.

P orno scanner. Not to be confused with "smut scanner."*
Strip and grope regime.
Enhanced patdown.

*Smut scanner: "Some companies are employing 'human smut scanners' to
manually view photos in an attempt to weed out offensive content."
<http://www.reprisemedia.com/searchviews/page/125/>

Incidentally, "to manually view" gets 67,600 raw Google hits.

Paul

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