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gold medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, the once fuzzy faced heroes are being feted for their signature accomplishment. Every surviving member of the hockey team is back for a reunion Saturday night at Herb Brooks Arena, the … Continue reading

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Jersey

Jersey is a small island in the English Channel, off the coast of France. It belongs to the United Kingdom, but it has its own government and has a lot of autonomy in arranging its own affairs. What was amazing … Continue reading

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Cockney English dialect, East London

Cockney rhyming slang is a unique English dialect where many words are replaced with different (unrelated) words that rhyme with them. A typical example that has become part of mainstream (British) English is “butcher’s hook”, which means “look” (e.g. “Come … Continue reading

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