The Null Device
The declassified Navajo Code Talkers' dictionary, as used during World War 2, contains some innovative coinages:
AUSTRALIA CHA-YES-DESI ROLLED HAT
FRANCE DA-GHA-HI BEARD
GERMANY BESH-BE-CHA-HE IRON HAT
CEMETARY JISH-CHA AMONG DEVILS
Conservative MPs in Australia pushing for even more stringent restrictions on erotic videos:
Federal Cabinet is under pressure from coalition backbenchers to change the name of the planned new sex video classification from "non-violent erotica" to "non-violent pornography".
At the time, demands by some MPs for an outright ban on erotic videos were rejected, but the new law would force film makers to remove violent or demeaning sexual material from videos.
And you thought Silicon Valley was bad: Due to demographic shifts
and cultural factors, within the next two decades, as many as
50 million Chinese men will be unable to find wives. (The Age)
Perhaps Japanese-style virtual-relationship simulation software will find a massive market here?