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Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 5 16:44:36 UTC 2009

"Shave ice" is pretty common now, though it definitely wasn't when I was
growing up.  I think I first became aware of it after I moved to China,
which was in 2002.

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Victor <aardvark66 at> wrote:

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> A couple of interesting IMO uses in two grafs of a Reuters story.
> ...The agents struggled to hold back people trying to get closer to snap
> pictures of Obama eating a tuna and melted cheese sandwich and the
> *girls enjoying shave ices*, a local treat made from finely shaved ice
> and fruit syrup.
> Earlier, as Obama strolled through a mall parking lot, dozens of
> onlookers swarmed around, snapping pictures and cheering while Secret
> Service agents tried to keep a protective screen around *the soon-to-be
> first family*.
> ...
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