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Review of a new book from David Crystal.

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CHOCOLATE WARNING: A consumer health watchdog group found higher than normal levels of lead and cadmium in some chocolates. Some were even organic.  See the list of chocolate tested --> http://abc7ne.ws/1FABoBB

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A new Take Our Word For It blog entry:

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Why is Quinoa Pronounced As Though It Were French?
Quinoa.  Photo credit Christian Guthier The shibbolethic (is that a word?  It should be!) pronunciation of quinoa has puzzled me for some time.  How does a word that came to English from Spanish end up being pronounced as though it were French?  I would exp...

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HORSES IN PERIL: A rescue center near Hollister is working to save unwanted horses from being sent to slaughter houses, but they’re struggling financially.  http://abc7ne.ws/1zVp7TM

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Fire on 7th St. in Japantown today.  San Jose's finest firefighters seemed to have some trouble dousing it, but eventually it was put out.  Looked like two or three structures were involved, and one of them may have been a car repair shop.
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Stunning.

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Some truly great shots here! You have a great eye for framing and angle.
Here are my India photos - I still want to do some work on them, but wanted to share in case that takes a while...
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How are aliens and alibis related?  Find out in the Take Our Word For It blog on etymology: http://bit.ly/1p4HO1z
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