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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Five Things of Mix

  1. The biggest airlines are known as flag carriers.
  2. The term "kingmaker" is applied to people who choose not to make a claim of leadership.
  3. The notion of "having an Achilles heel" comes from ancient Greek mythology, where the greatest warrior in the Trojan war Achilles was made invulnerable by being dipped in the waters of the River Styx. But, because he was held by the ankle, his heel remained unprotected and became his only weakness.
  4. Pronounced "Quick-sell", QXL.com was the original European auction site, but it went bust after eBay entered the market.
  5. The UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) inflation "shopping basket" contains about 650 goods and services, updated each year to reflect the nation's spending habits.

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