July 23rd, 2008

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I Probably Shouldn't Laugh, but ...

... our government at work often amuses me. I can't resist passing along this example from today's congressional report.

Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting certification that the export of certain materials and equipment for production of nutritional supplements is not
detrimental to the U.S. space launch industry and will not measurably improve missile or space launch capabilities of the People's Republic of China.
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Favorite news story of the day

The BBC had a piece about the dominance of Senegal in Francophone Scrabble.

It's interesting because:

1) French is a second language for many Senegalese. (Wolof is the primary language.)


2) Senegal's literacy rate is only about 40%.

I would do terribly in Scrabble en francais, given that I had to ask somebody today what the plural of demarche is.