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argot

Definition: (noun) A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group.
Synonyms:jargon, lingo, patois, vernacular, slang, cant
Usage:He was a natural linguist, and he kept notebooks, making a scientific study of the workers' slang or argot, until he could talk quite intelligibly. Discuss.
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Legend Tripping

If you have ever tested your mettle by visiting a "haunted" cemetery or the site of a local tragedy, you have engaged in what folklorists have, in recent years, termed "legend tripping." Legend trippers—typically teens—visit a tabooed site for the specific purpose of flirting with its purported dangers and testing their courage against its supposed supernatural forces. These excursions are usually undertaken secretly, under cover of darkness. What are some hot spots for legend tripping? More... Discuss
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Parkinson's Drugs Could Trigger Impulse Control Disorders

Dopamine receptor agonist drugs may keep symptoms of Parkinson's disease in check, but they could also have some serious behavioral consequences. Data suggest that these drugs play a role in the development of impulse control disorders like pathological gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive shopping. Of 1,580 reports of impulse control disorder events as an adverse reaction to a drug, researchers identified 710 as being linked to dopamine agonists. More... Discuss
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Commercial Concorde Service Suspended (2003)

The Concorde, which began commercial operation in 1976, was the only supersonic passenger jet to provide long-standing service to the public. It was built through a partnership between Britain and France and became a source of national pride among their citizens. The Concorde could cross the Atlantic in just over three hours, but the aircraft was retired in 2003 due to falling demand, rising maintenance costs, and safety issues. What caused the first and only fatal Concorde crash in 2000? More... Discuss
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Rafael Leonidas Trujillo (1891)

Trujillo was president of the Dominican Republic from 1930–38 and 1942–52, but from 1930 onward, even during the periods when he was not officially in office, he retained absolute, dictatorial control over the country. Though he introduced a degree of economic modernization, he was an autocratic and ruthless leader. He stripped his people of their civil and political liberties and pursued a racist policy of anti-Haitianism. What role did the CIA purportedly play in Trujillo's 1961 assassination? More... Discuss
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Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

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United Nations Day

The international peacekeeping organization known as the United Nations was formally established on October 24, 1945, in the wake of World War II. Each member nation observes October 24, and in some places the entire week is known as United Nations Week. In the US, events taking place on this day include parades, international fairs, and dinners featuring foods from different countries. Schools frequently observe United Nations Day by holding folk festivals that teach students the music, songs, and dances of different countries. More... Discuss
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