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Code-X (3)
Categories: Codebreaking, Semiotics

midori

Call this cultural code: Game Face.

Definition: The best response to bad news and dim prospects is not mystical faith or unreasoning hope — but clear-eyed optimism. Small smile, steady gaze.

uncle ben

Notes on this code: These examples gathered during the Great Recession of the late Twenty-Oughts (2003–12, according to my eccentric periodization scheme).

money ball

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