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Police Slang (#96)

Origin of Five-O, Smokey, Dick, Pig, Cop

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Transwiki:List_of_slang_terms_for_police_officers

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areography, Grey goo,  meatspace, cosmic spaghetti  aka topopolis,  xenology

websites for further reference:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/geekend/75-words-every-sci-fi-fan-should-know/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Niven
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/how-americas-leading-science-fiction-authors-are-shaping-your-future-180951169/?all&no-ist
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/jan/21/real-science-science-fiction-sf-scholar

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Oxford English Dictionary:  Origin of 5 new words for 2014

Catfish, Freegan, Vape, Gamification, Steampunk

Oxford English Dictionary
http://www.oed.com/

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Comet, Probe, Rosetta spacecraft,  Philae

The Rosetta probe, which was carrying Philae, launched into space in 2004, using the gravity of Earth and Mars to slingshot its way towards comet 67P.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2853198/Philae-come-brink-MARCH-Rosetta-engineers-revive-probe-comet-67P-hurtles-near-sun.html

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Oxymorons (#92)

Oxymorons can be culturally biased (American history); or two-word traditional (jumbo shrimp); or one-word (cowboy); or funny (deeply superficial).
Oxymoron is also an oxymoron. Listen here to its origin.
From literature: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet  "Good-night, good-night! parting is such sweet sorrow"

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As Happy as a Clam;  Beating a Dead Horse;  Close, But No Cigar;  Hissy Fit;  My Bad
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www.wisegeek.org/
www.phrases.org.uk/

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William shares a little of his life and studying in China.  William must defend his PhD dissertation in Chinese.
What should Chinese students do to study English?

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 'Everybody says words different,' said Ivy. 'Arkansas folks says 'em different, and Oklahomy folks says 'em different. And we seen a lady from Massachusetts, an' she said 'em different of all. Couldn't hardly make out what she was sayin'!' "
-- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, 1939.

Boston Accent: Park the Car at Harvard Yard, Allergy, Answer, Antenna, Bar, Barber, Better, Gloucester, Cellar

Boston Vocabulary: Signal, Drinking fountain, Remote control, Wicked, Trash can, Soda, Frappe, Milkshake, Fresh, Tubby, Piggies, Hun, Jimmies, Rotary, Pisser

http://www.universalhub.com/glossary/

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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday , Saturday

Sunday...The name comes from the Latin dies solis, meaning "sun's day":
Monday...The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon monandaeg, "the moon's day".
Tuesday...This day was named after the Norse god Tyr.
Wednesday...The day named to honor Wodan (Odin).
Thursday...Thee day named after the Norse god Thor. In the Norse languages this day is called Torsdag.
Friday...The day in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg.
Saturday...This day was called dies Saturni, "Saturn's Day", by the ancient Romans in honor of Saturn. In Anglo-Saxon: sater daeg.

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Anime, Cosplay, Manga, Otaku, Lolita

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=161575

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