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Oddities News Archive - October 12, 2005

Rude, unhelpful, and often corrupt: it's the widely held image of the Russian bureaucrat and it strikes fear into the heart of Western investors touching down in Moscow to cash in on a booming economy. But help is at hand.

Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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