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Oddities News Archive - July 14, 2006

By Ros Krasny CHICAGO (Reuters) - For bowler Michael Cook, it's strictly competitive. For cheerleader Eric Hoffman, it's political. And for Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley, it's a possible Olympics dress rehearsal.

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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