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Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Because we have been waiting for you for a decade

Credit Check: What is the word for get out now?

-5 After ten years, the Oxford Canadian Dictionary has fired (• verb 1 propel (a bullet or projectile) from a gun or other weapon. 2 direct a rapid succession of (questions or statements) towards someone. 3 informal dismiss from a job. 4 supply (a furnace, power station, etc.) with fuel. 5 set fire to. 6 stimulate (the imagination or an emotion). 7 (fire up) fill with enthusiasm. 8 bake or dry (pottery, bricks, etc.) in a kiln. its staff and shut the office.

+10 The above now gives you no excuse to pass up buying Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours: How to Feel Good About Canadian English a great book by Toronto journalist Joe Clark.

+ 1 The only reason ‘Naked B.C. robbery suspect dies after being Tasered by RCMP is covered in the National Post because the Post can kill two birds: use the word naked and meet their BC story quota.

+15 In Seattle, a bank robber used Craiglist to hire henchmen.

+10 That $700b bailout not only keeps the world’s economy in business for another week, it keeps American wooden-arrow manufacturers, mine rescuers, and rum runners in the pink.

Today: +31 This Year: - 148

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