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invasivores

people who eat invasive species

seen in: The New York Times, Dec 31, 2011

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Akronyme

Dass das Akronym “POTUS” für “President of the US” steht, wusste ich ja schon, und auch, das “SCOTUS” für den Supreme Court steht, aber heute habe ich dann dazugelernt, dass “FLOTUS” die “First Lady of the US” ist. Was man nicht Alles so lernt!

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meltdown-a-riffic

That’s what Jan Brewer’s [Arizona’s governor’s] performance on her first public debate was called by David Weigel of Slate Magazine.

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the president’s mustachioed message maven

That’s what the New York Times had recently called  David Axelrod, the president’s chief adviser.

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Winningest cowboy wins in S.A. too

What an amazing language the English language is! As this quote from the San Antonio Express-News proves. I’d never have dared to use that superlative. But then, maybe it’s just the shortness of language required in a headline.

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Barack Whisperer

nickname given to Barack Obama’s spokesman Robert Gibbs

found in: The Washington Post

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Lambocop

a policeman driving a Lamborghini police car in Italy

found in: The New York Times

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Newsheimer’s Disease

When a politician pretends he didn’t read a certain newspaper so as to avoid to have to comment on it.

Found in: The Chicago Tribune

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