Nigerian Government Wants Talks With Boko Haram; The Killing Continues
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  • Kris

    “It’s possible that there is a middle ground”

    Common Ground

    “fugeddaboutit as people say here in Queens”

    I ask you, Sir, what sort of word is that?

    The Queens English

  • CRW

    Kris says:
    ‘ “fugeddaboutit as people say here in Queens”

    I ask you, Sir, what sort of word is that? ‘

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    It’s an American word, not English. 🙂

    (If you’re not American and are truly confused, it’s a New York onomatopoetic portmanteau of “forget-about-it”, indicating dismissal of argument often with extreme prejudice.)

  • Andrew Allison

    “Boko Haram can blow up some countries; the northern establishment can blow up the country.”

    Did you mean to write “churches”?
    There are also, ironically, a couple of missing hyphens in “Teacher Evaluations fail”

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