"Imagine if, instead of debating whether
to abolish slavery, instead of debating whether
giving women and minorities
the right to vote, those who disagreed had muted discussion
and killed any vote," he said
As George Bernard Shaw once, rather hyperbolically,
claimed, Brits and Americans are "divided by a
common language". And examples abound of
confusing word usages, especially when it comes to slang…
In one example, a movie rental company released
an anonymous list of film-ratings taken from its
500,000 subscribers. Using a statistical
"de-anonymisation" technique, the academics were able to
identify individuals and their film preferences.
Within weeks of Lehman's collapse it became cool to shop
in the discount German supermarkets. Sales at the likes
of Aldi and Lidl were up 18% as consumers reined
in their spending…
"Americans have got to understand that we are
paying present-day retirees with the taxes paid
by young workers in America today," he said.
"And that's a disgrace. It's an absolute disgrace,
and it's got to be fixed."
But once he got a taste of fame, the Queens, N.Y.,
native wanted more. After just one breakout season,
Caruso left the show in 1994 to the dismay of many fans.
Today, they released CCTV images of some of
those responsible and appealed for fans to come forward
to identify them. "The people who caused the disorder
are a disgrace to the vast majority…"
A: This book is paperback. Do you have a hardback one?
B: Yes, sir, please come with me.