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Understanding Putin-isms

What does outgoing president Vladimir Putin mean when he says that "A man should teach his own wife how to make cabbage soup"? Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with translator and interpreter Michele Berdy to find out

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The new Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is embarking on a complete revision, and Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Charlotte Brewer, author of "Treasure-House of the Language: The Living OED,� who explains the challenge of keeping the mammoth dictionary up-to-date.

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Words of war

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with British journalist, Steven Poole about the phrase "cluster bombs" and other war-related words; Poole is the author of "Unspeak: How Words Become Weapons, How Weapons Become a Message"

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Learning English in Estonia

Estonians love to study English, but some in the Estonian government wonder whether Estonians put too much emphasis on learning English, and too little on learning other languages, as Cyrus Farivar reports from the Estonian capital, Tallinn.

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Universal text language

Esperanto didn't really catch on as a global spoken language, but maybe Nol will; it's a new universal language designed for the text message generation, and The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Paraguay's capital, Asunci�n. The World's David Leveille profiles the latest diplomatic initiative by the US Ambassador to Paraguay. It's a CD of Paraguayan folk songs sung in the indigenous language, Guarani.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Pamir Mountains. Tom Godell reports on American efforts to document the fast-vanishing Shughni language. Shughni is spoken in the regions of Tajikistan and Afghanistan crossed by the Pamir Mountains.