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​The trouble with 'fong kong'

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Fong kong is a pejorative slang term that, as used in South Africa, means fake, imitation, counterfeit, rip-off or replica. It refers especially to cheap poor-quality imported merchandise, often with fake designer labels, such as clothes, shoes, sunglasses and jewellery. 1,968 more words

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No, Not Meteorology, Metrology

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New words - 16 January 2017

escape room noun [C] UK /ɪˈskeɪp ˌruːm/ US /ɪˈskeɪp ˌrʊm/
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If you're not here

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If you’re not here for smiles, why did you come?

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T.I., T.I., T.I.!!!!

The BEST-BRIGHTEST-LOVELIEST-SUPERCOOLEST thing of the week was that WE HAD CLASSES WITH TI, YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!

Lidia Valentinovna has broken her arm (which is sad, yes, i wish she will  get well as soon as possible and will be with us in classroom, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, in no time), but, oh, TI!! 761 more words

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