Spanish dictionary update

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Fri Jul 26 16:16:11 UTC 2013
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In this morning's NYT, p A6

". The one word that nearly everyone across Europe shares is 'troika,'
referring to the three international creditors . that hard-pressed citizens
from Lisbon to Athens blame for their troubles."

My recollection of first hearing _troika_ used figuratively in English is
from a speech given at the UN by Khrushchev-memorable, as I recall, for his
taking off his shoe and banging it on the rostrum.



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