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2 March 2024

9:00 AM

2 March 2024

9:00 AM

As if the sheer horrors of the Hamas attacks on Israel weren’t bad enough, now someone has coined the expression ‘acoustic terrorism’. The Boston Globe reports that people living under an airport flight path claim they are victims of ‘acoustic terrorism’. Another example listed on the Word Spy website is those ‘boom cars’ (as they call them) playing their favourite music to everyone with half-a-kilometre’s radius – their thumping music is so loud the road seems to vibrate.

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