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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Found Words : Gerry; Red Guard generation, Spim

Gerry or Gerries : A old person or geriatric. spotted in The New York Times, March 28th, "Geezers, Gerries and Golden Agers" by Geoffrey Numberg.

Red Guard generation: China's equivalent to the West's baby-boomers. Those born after 1966 (the Cultural Revolution) but before China's one child policy (and leading to the rise of the so-called "little emperors") in 1979. spotted in The Economist, Marcth 27th edition, A Survey of Retirement.

Spim : Instant Messenger Spam.


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