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2010-05-31 09:55:00

A new study has found that Britain and Europe are the world's most expensive places to purchase a new iPad computer from Apple. Australia's CommSec found that even when properly adjusting exchange rates, the much-hyped tablet is still more expensive for Europeans than the rest of the world. "In the UK, Germany, France and Italy an iPad costs 20-25 per cent more than in the U.S.," Craig James, chief economist at the CommSec share trading division of Australia's Commonwealth Bank, told...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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