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The Passing Parade

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published April 13, 2017

The Passing Parade

A poll revealed in December (sponsored by University of Graz and Austria Press Agency) that Austria's "word of the year" for 2016 was a 52-letter word beginning "bundespraesident" and referring to the postponement of the runoff election for president in 2016.

The Wall Street Journal reported in December a longstanding feud on the tiny Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta, which has only 37,000 residents but two opera houses because of the owners' mutual antipathy. [Associated Press via Yahoo News, 12-9-2016] [Wall Street Journal, 12-6-2016]