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Queen Elizabeth has gastro: but is used to spending time on the throne

Gastroenteritis! Just the word is enough to scare the crap out of you, which, of course, is exactly what gastro does. Somehow shortening it to gastro tames the concept a wee bit; words that end in ...
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As the Walrus said, the time has come - to write

As the Walrus said, the time has come - to write | DCMontreal | Scoop.it
I know all the letters, and many - but certainly not all - of the words, and I even have a layman's knowledge of many of the numbers. So, with a new year freshly begun, as the walrus said, the time...
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Weekly Writing Challenge: Image vs. Text - Viagra advertisement

Weekly Writing Challenge: Image vs. Text - Viagra advertisement | DCMontreal | Scoop.it
The Weekly Writing Challenge offered the theme of Image vs. Text this week. This brought advertising to my mind. The concept of what is called direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs d...
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Happy Mardi Gras. Will the next pope be Canadian?

Happy Mardi Gras. Will the next pope be Canadian? | DCMontreal | Scoop.it
I recall in the lead up to the 1976 Olympic Summer games in Montreal, as is often the case with large-scale events, rumors of huge cost overruns (mind you, later to be confirmed) were rampant. When...
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Dueling Harlem Dances: Shuffle vs Shake

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Dueling Harlem Dances Different generations and different goals Harlem Shuffle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAkMTu6q2pY Harlem Shake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7-lGJ0yq9k
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Spring training and diamond thefts; at least ball players only steal bases

Spring training and diamond thefts; at least ball players only steal bases | DCMontreal | Scoop.it
Lots of diamonds in the news today. Tomorrow is the official opening of Major League Baseball's Spring Training; a true harbinger of , well ..., spring. Players have been reporting voluntarily for ...
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Montreal should follow Glasgow's lead and take potholes seriously

Montreal should follow Glasgow's lead and take potholes seriously | DCMontreal | Scoop.it
After an interminably long stretch of very cold weather, Montreal’s temperature has become more pleasant, not exactly balmy, but at least the Celsius thermometer now shows some plus readings after ...
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Ash Wednesday: Welcome to Lent 2013

Ash Wednesday: Welcome to Lent 2013 | DCMontreal | Scoop.it
Today is Ash Wednesday, which means it's Lent – “ … to whom and for how long”, as the old honeymoon joke punch line goes – the period of preparation for Easter through prayer, penance, repentance, ...
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