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Q.186

The Oxford English Dictionary recently announced the latest revisions to the dictionary. Causing predictable outrage in particular was the inclusion of such 'initialisms' as OMG, LOL, and even WAG. Perhaps the most interesting addition was another internet-chat-favourite. This is a sense (i.e. another form) added to a verb (whose use as a verb has always been irritating to some). The OED says this "may be the first English usage to develop via the medium of T-shirts and bumper-stickers".

One way to write it is to use a symbol and a number. What?

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In Jan 2017, Finland became the first country in Europe to officially experiment with this socio-economic concept. Similar experiments are scheduled for many Dutch cities and the Canadian city of Ontario in 2017. In the case of Finland, the figure is 560 Euros a month. What concept?

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