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tourist

the lowest class of accommodation on a passenger ship

tourist

(jargon)
A guest on the system, especially one who generally logs in over a network from a remote location for comm mode, electronic mail, games and other trivial purposes. A tourist is one step below a luser.

Hackers often spell this turist, perhaps by some sort of tenuous analogy with luser (this also expresses the ITS culture's penchant for six-letterisms).

Compare twink, read-only user.
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Cancun is now seen as "one of the most powerful regions of the world, touristically speaking" (p.
A person who goes to a Premier League match as a passive spectator, and who might visit other touristically attractive sport facilities too, e.g.
This Mendoza exists on the plane of the imagination, that of Alfano and that which is promoted touristically as that place or "anti-structure" situated out of time and space that supposedly allows the tourist to forget about everyday life.
"There will be nothing like it in the world -- religiously, touristically and economically," he said upon signing the deal with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).
While the existing literature is mainly concerned with the gastronomic offering in western and some other touristically developed destinations, this article focuses on Africa, specifically Ghana, whose culinary culture differs markedly from those that tourists are used to in their countries of origin.
The deal will give tourist passengers arriving in Eldoret quality ground transportation for visitors to nearby tourist attractions, wanting to explore the Kerio Valley or generally tour this touristically underexploited but nevertheless very scenic part of Kenya.
Rome's modern identity is intimately bound up with its tourists, who engage in practices--such as reading guidebooks and taking tours--that privilege and orient the city toward a touristically determined past.
(19) David Denby has also noted this approach, arguing that "Boyle has created what looks like a jumpy, hyper-edited commercial for poverty--he uses the squalor and violence touristically, as an aspect of the fabulous." (20) If the slum is what Slumdog finds fascinating, then the latter's slummy style may be what, more often than not, draws the ire of its detractors.
Furthermore marketing the rest of Jordan touristically would become easier were Petra to become a center attraction, not only regionally but also worldwide.
It's hardly the most fantastic place touristically.