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International News Archive - December 21, 2011

French Women May Be Ordered To Have Faulty Breast Implants Removed

French government officials are expected to order tens of thousands of women to have defective breast implants made from industrial silicone removed because of health concerns.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.