tundra ghost

Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by cuchuflete, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    Term: (A word or expression you have seen in writing)
    Tundra ghost

    Your definition or explanation: A white plastic shopping bag, usually caught in a tree or on an antenna or power line.

    Example: (An example of the term in use)

    Alaskans call them "tundra ghosts" and "landfill snowbirds." ...South Africans have sarcastically dubbed them
    their "national flower." Snagged in treetops in Ireland, they become
    "witches' knickers."

    Since their introduction in the 1970s, handled plastic bags have become the
    world's favorite way to tote purchases.

    One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.) http://www.nwpcarchive.org/postings/00447.html

    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes _:tick:___ No ___
  2. panjandrum

    panjandrum Occasional Moderator

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
  3. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    Also see witches' knickers here in the Dictionary Additions Forum. This is not the same thread panjandrum linked to above, despite the nearly identical name.

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