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Well, yuck

That’s why I love listening to Scott Simon on the radio:
matter of fact statements like, “Well, yuck” before he moves right on to the next topic.

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Ukraine or The Ukraine?

With Ukrainian events much in the news lately, it occurs to me to wonder why I always think of Ukraine as The Ukraine.  I’m not alone, apparently.  Officially the name of the country is Ukraine – no “The.”  See this informative BBC article for more info.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18233844

So now we know!

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