alexz has adopted the words (つ ツ )つ and tech, looked up 25495 words, created 184 lists, listed 18111 words, written 3704 comments, added 3 tags, and loved 286 words.

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  • forever

    June 27, 2017

  • more than 4ever

    June 27, 2017

  • definition spotted on twitter "cute ugly"

    looking at March - June tweets, it seems to be used in a friendly way.

    June 27, 2017

  • sounds like a car port

    (1950's book search agrees to an extent, but also argues a difference)

    June 27, 2017

  • Yes it was. Sounds similar to a storm surge

    June 27, 2017

  • abbreviation for Starbucks

    June 26, 2017

  • early sighting of this term 1997 or 1998 in a software sense

    Department of Veteran's Affairs.

    "- Education System Replatform/Redesign

    - to replatform or redesign all Education benefit delivery systems to operate on the VBA Stage 1 environment"

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=wG0eAAAAMAAJ&q=replatform&dq=replatform

    1994 example by the IEEE

    "Determine how COBOL/SRE might help to re-platform our code and subsequently support new development within APG "


    previous non-tech sense of this word is related to trains and train platforms.

    June 26, 2017

  • I've heard this pronounced as Engine X

    For non-techies, it's a web page server thingy.

    June 26, 2017

  • website speak - from the examples "Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP5"

    similar to LAMP

    June 26, 2017

  • marketing, or 'marketing and communications'

    June 26, 2017

  • in software developerspeak "(MongoDB, Express, Angular, node.js)"

    June 26, 2017

  • random stranger

    June 26, 2017

  • abbreviation of marketing

    June 26, 2017

  • a software industry buzzword bingo jargon word.

    it's a term that implies that all these technical things work together nicely and flawlessly, but the reality is that a tech stack is a cross between square pegs hammered into round holes, a Rube Goldberg machine and a Jenga tower which stops working and falls apart at the slightest disturbance.

    Also, powered by hamsters. x1636

    June 26, 2017

  • spotted in news as a weather generated tsunami

    June 25, 2017

  • an air filter for marijuana smokers to exhale without stinking up the place.

    June 25, 2017

  • I don't know why. The 19th c. Had whiskey as part of frostbite treatment.  (google book search "whisky frostbite" 19th c.)

    June 23, 2017

  • emoji poetry

    most emoji poetry is non english

    June 23, 2017

  • This refers to the sourtoe drink which has a mummified toe.

    Fron the Guardian article:

    "For more than 40 years the Downtown hotel in Dawson City has served up the sourtoe cocktail, a shot of whisky with a blackened toe – nail and all – bobbing inside. Those who manage to touch the gnarled, severed toe to their lips earn a certificate.

    On Saturday a customer took it one step further, allegedly making off with the wrinkled digit after swallowing his drink. “We are furious,” said Terry Lee of the hotel. “Toes are very hard to come by.”"

    June 22, 2017

  • physics - "Other physicists figured out that this quantum state represented spin.

    And the up and down degrees of freedom with direction of pointing along the angular momentum axis. We now call these component waveforms spinors"

    June 22, 2017

  • Spotted as "no f'ing idea"

    Has nfi, had nfi. Or nfi as an adjective.

    June 21, 2017

  • most of the examples point to the boat being called a gilnetter.

    June 21, 2017

  • LBD twitterspeak for 'little black dress'.

    June 21, 2017

  • Nov 1st.

    June 20, 2017

  • spotted in 1787 as a Mr Thingamy

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=leo5AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA457&dq=Thingamy

    spotted again in 1851 as Mr. Thingamy along with Mr. So-and-so and Mr. Thing'embob

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=-MVNAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA305&dq="what%27s+his+name";

    and again in 1870 as Mr. What's-his-name Thingamy

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=sdFZAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA104&dq="what%27s+his+name";

    June 20, 2017

  • thanks.

    new words discovered are ihy, aftselakhis ,Meteorological Summer,

    burlesquercise , Malama Honua , cishet , ponv , resilient Thessaloniki , covfefe

    June 20, 2017

  • refers to the resilient city concept

    June 19, 2017

  • term goes back to 1848 or so.

    June July August

    I think I like Meteorological seasons over trying to remember the 21st or 22nd or so of the month for an astronomical season.


    More info at NOAA https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/meteorological-versus-astronomical-summer%E2%80%94what%E2%80%99s-difference

    June 19, 2017

  • Quick books search shows this showing up in 1997.

    allegedly yiddish for doing something to spite the rest of world.

    June 19, 2017

  • spotted on twitter "‘Malama Honua,’is defined as #CareForIslandEarth "

    term used in Hawaii ratifying the Paris Agreement

    June 19, 2017

  • spotted as cishetero or cis heterosexual

    June 19, 2017

  • textspeak for 'i hate you'

    in the usage, the writer doesn't actually hate the person.  It's said in a fun or jealous way.

    June 19, 2017

  • mispelling of despacito

    June 18, 2017

  • ... some buzzword businessspeak

    June 18, 2017

  • According to XKCD 1851 , just replace this word with magic

    June 18, 2017

  • British Naval Slang

    spotted in 1989 book of the same name "Jackspeak: A guide to British Naval slang & usage"

    June 17, 2017

  • from the examples, half the time 'evergreen content' refers to spammy SEO optimization where old articles are refreshed to get search engines to update.

    other times it refers to content which is "always true".

    June 16, 2017

  • a tweet that is accurate now as it was years ago.

    related term evergreen content

    June 16, 2017

  • 19th Century - Under Ground Rail Road.

    June 16, 2017

  • physics - Beta barium borate - crystals that can split light.

    June 15, 2017

  • dragon fruit

    June 15, 2017

  • A smile with raised eyebrows.

    June 14, 2017

  • starting to spot this in my FB and Twitter feeds.

    from the usage, it seems to have different meanings for different people.

    June 13, 2017

  • our laser lab had the 'do not look into laser with remaining eye' sign back in the 90's.

    June 12, 2017

  • If you write a book about Book Book, you get the Book Book book

    June 12, 2017

  • how about "don't pet tiger with remaining arm"

    June 12, 2017

  • June 4

    June 12, 2017

  • "The Chinese government’s list of banned words lengthens every year. Every June, they delete, via a censorship army of robots, algorithms and humans, posts that contain memes (a rubber duck facing a line of tanks), codes (June 4, 64, 8², May 35), or even everyday words (today, tomorrow, mourn, people)."

    from Financial Times article

    June 12, 2017

  • self censored version of beer pong

    June 12, 2017

  • "Dakotah god of the woods" https://books.google.ca/books?id=bQAxAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA41

    June 11, 2017

  • you might like shinrin-yoku

    June 11, 2017

  • "Ice rises are islands overridden by the ice shelf, allowing them to shoulder more of the weight of the shelf."

    - NY Times article - A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Is 8 Miles From Creating an Iceberg the Size of Delaware

    June 11, 2017

  • spotted phrase 'sperg out'

    If you use this term, you're being socially insensitive, as it makes fun of people with aspergers, or uses aspergers as an insult, even if the target of the insult doesn't have aspergers.

    June 10, 2017

  • bilbycakes

    June 10, 2017

  • Roadside drug tester. Spotted in the news

    June 9, 2017

  • spotted as "Born On This Day" in twitterspeak.

    June 8, 2017

  • a html frame that pops up when you hover over an object or text for more information on a web site.

    June 8, 2017

  • Spotted in local news lookeeloos

    June 7, 2017

  • mom's spaghetti

    June 6, 2017

  • female blogger

    June 6, 2017

  • google reverse translate has perchance, possibly, peradventure, maybe probably 

    June 6, 2017

  • The linguists are going to have a hard time deciding between blep and mlem for word of the year.

    June 5, 2017

  • 🐶

    June 5, 2017

  • :p

    June 5, 2017

  • Spotted as doggo speak. 

    June 5, 2017

  • a flipbook

    June 4, 2017

  • 2017 politics - refers to Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Notorious RBG"

    thx bilby.

    June 4, 2017

  • thanks for catching that typo.

    June 4, 2017

  • fancy way of saying walk in the woods , term coined in 1980's Japan.

    June 3, 2017

  • goes back to 1968

    June 3, 2017

  • surfing gear - wetsuits , spotted in BBC article. maybe they meant surfwear

    June 3, 2017

  • A cross-fiction story, combining 2 different fictional universes x-fic

    June 2, 2017

  • 'That Moment When'.

    June 2, 2017

  • spotted Zero Occupancy Vehicle

    a self driving car driving about...

    June 1, 2017

  • Grammatical errors

    May 31, 2017

  • I heard of the Tim Tam Slam 20 years ago. This should be in the dictionary, or at least the Macquarie

    May 31, 2017

  • looked up 1295 times, just saw this term today.

    defined at meet cute
    New Yorker has this term at May 22, 1937 by Alan Campbell. 

    May 30, 2017

  • gyped by a curbstoner

    May 30, 2017

  • spotted in a british video, also mansplaying I assume it's the British version of manspreading

    May 30, 2017

  • spotted it pronounced as Moe ab

    May 30, 2017

  • "skip-level meetings" "skip-level manager" - sounds like some new corporatespeak.

    May 28, 2017

  • spotted this in a local twitter feed for a hybrid between a photo and a video.

    seems this word has some staying power.

    May 28, 2017

  • tea brewed in the sun in a glass jar.  sun tea

    May 27, 2017

  • spotted this in the news today.  Term goes back to 1847 https://books.google.ca/books?id=kzMNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA190


    May 26, 2017

  • Sugar. Misleading ingredient listing meaning sugar.

    May 26, 2017

  • The OED reveals the Australian plot to 'make phub happen' https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2016/05/phub-made-eat-words/?__prclt=85zcQo6D

    May 26, 2017

  • a do-it-yourself tattoo.. sewing needles and ink.  aka snp tattoo aka stick and poke

    nope nope and nope

    May 26, 2017

  • Captain Kirk's fighting style.

    May 25, 2017

  • mmm.. potizza

    (spotted in the news)

    May 25, 2017

  • 2017 : it's a nazi

    May 24, 2017

  • spotted shortening of intentional

    May 24, 2017

  • spotted cmte. as short for committee (spotted in a news headline)

    May 24, 2017

  • 19th century article suggests that this term may come from french chien for dog.

    May 23, 2017

  • an El Camino car

    "Yeah Man, El Camino!" (from a movie)

    May 22, 2017

  • A nickname for a Maud Lewis painting

    May 21, 2017

  • spotted in the comments section of a video where someone was petting a leopard.

    adorable/terrifying

    May 21, 2017

  • "Theirye're, problem solved."

    because seeing that someone has mixed up 2 or 3 words that sound the same doesn't really confuse the reader, especially in an informal writing environment such as Facebook or Twitter.

    May 20, 2017

  • A non-existent Earth twin planet we can all fly to when we ruin this one.

    "There is no Planet B" - most scientists in 2017

    May 19, 2017

  • "This week paleontologists from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto unveiled the latest addition to their dinosaur menagerie: a massive, rhinocerous-sized armoured dinosaur they're calling Zuul - because of its striking resemblance to the demon-monster in the original Ghostbusters movie." -CBC Quirks and Quarks

    May 19, 2017

  • mustgo soup, stock

    May 19, 2017

  • South China Morning Post is using this term for Vancouver's Cantonese community

    May 19, 2017

  • Love it

    May 18, 2017

  • High level of the Texan equivalent of the whom'st contraction.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=7rOoDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA81

    May 18, 2017

  • spotted on ifixit "Some light adhesive secures the battery, but it's nothing that a little spudgering can't handle."      using the plastic pry tool :  spudger

    May 17, 2017

  • http://web.archive.org/web/20150920130858/https://www.wordnik.com/lists/songbirds

    When a list is archived at archive.org, it lives forever. Hope it helps.

    May 17, 2017

  • spotted as 'happy birthday'.

    from the tweet examples, it also means hardboiled for eggs.

    May 16, 2017

  • spotted online as a shortening of 'hold my beer'. This is a minority use of this abbreviation.

    May 16, 2017

  • when your dad was a racist, your grandfather was a racist, etc...

    May 15, 2017

  • Seems it wasn't a play on words, but an actual scientific experiment. 1958 Life Magazine article : https://books.google.ca/books?id=xFUEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA34

    May 14, 2017

  • Spotted as a nickname for Ottawa Senators

    May 14, 2017

  • it was a play on words for Nuclear Fusion. There were Tokomaks, Gyrotron, Thermotron, Stellerator and the fact fusion is really hard and always '20 years away',

    Spotted in a documentary about Nuclear Fusion.

    May 14, 2017

  • someone who does takigrafy

    spotted in the Shorthand Writer. https://books.google.ca/books?id=IgQDAAAAYAAJ

    May 13, 2017

  • "Now that this hat is upon mine head, Any and all procamations I make, thus enhatted, are now and forever law"

    -Colbert , Big Furry Hat

    May 13, 2017

  • boom.

    this would be an awesome word adoption

    May 12, 2017

  • spotted quote on Facebook, Can't vouch for it's realness.

    "We made it to friday! Raise your cup to surviving another week of wtf-ery." ~ Nanea Hoffman ~…

    May 12, 2017

  • Tape drive tech term. Not sure what a tape drive backhitch is.

    May 12, 2017

  • short for mockumentary

    May 12, 2017

  • a bee infected by apocephalus borealis "The zombie fly"

    May 11, 2017

  • "shut your"

    May 10, 2017

  • a twitter shortering of Americans

    May 10, 2017

  • spotted in the 'recently listed' list.

    Interesting examples when you browse twitter.

    Apologies for the loss in productivity in looking up this word on twitter.

    May 8, 2017

  • Code for HA (8th letter, first letter) , or Hells Angels.

    May 8, 2017

  • happy Gary refers to this emoticon ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

    May 7, 2017

  • "This Hippo Holds The Dubious Title Of World's Most Prolific Farter! " spotted in a quick search of "dubious title of"

    it's a good search term. oh, wait.. you meant book titles.. nevermind.

    May 7, 2017

  • "An alphamagic square is a magic square in which the number of letters in the name of each number in the square generates another magic square. " - wikipedia

    also alpha magic, alpha-magic

    May 7, 2017

  • spotted in the article listed at  highkey  peeped seems popular in tweets still.

    May 3, 2017

  • opposite of lowkey

    a 2015 business insider article has it as

     <i>The rap scholars at Genius have decided, on this track at least, that "lowkey means keeping things secret while highkey means letting everyone know."</i>

    May 3, 2017

  • opposite of highkey

    May 3, 2017

  • this list has spiralled out of control j/k

    May 2, 2017

  • spotted this as Sutton Signwriting - the symbols used to describe signlanguage.

    unicode set: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1D800.pdf

    May 2, 2017

  • appears to be short version of certified/ certificate

    May 1, 2017

  • a podcast including cats.. maybe dogs.

    also spotted on youtube.

    May 1, 2017

  • photography chemistry - bleach and fix

    spotted on youtube.

    May 1, 2017

  • mustgo soup is made from the leftovers in the fridge which 'must go'

    April 29, 2017

  • a fist bump

    April 29, 2017

  • Allegedly cures 'running of the reines' or Gonorrhoea.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=U08PAAAAYAAJ&vq=mithri&pg=RA2-PA388

    April 28, 2017

  • archaic term found in an archaic book from the 1600's relating to Animals and Minerals.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=U08PAAAAYAAJ

    Page 479 has Spirit Animals.

    April 28, 2017

  • I'm not sure if this renders on phones and desktops, but this is a heiroglyphic character of a guy with his hands up... I like to think this is the Heiroglyphic shruggie. (it's not)

    April 28, 2017

  • spotted Trexit here http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/turkey-council-of-europe-1.4085168

    "Looking for 'a way out': Turkey mulls a 'Trexit'"

    April 27, 2017

  • Spotted again in 2017 a Turkey Exit from the EU, similar to Brexit and Grexit

    April 27, 2017

  • snot otter's not an otter

    it's a type of salamander

    April 26, 2017

  • film developer made from coffee and vitamin C

    April 26, 2017

  • I listed gullible just to make everyone look. :)  word (44k)
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ always has a count of 1.  test 47k

    April 24, 2017

  • 13k lookups

    April 24, 2017

  • Looked up over 69k times.

    April 24, 2017

  • sorry for the jargon. Pretty much everything IEEE or NASA is Jargon.

    https://www.nas.nasa.gov/hecc/resources/viz_systems.html

    April 24, 2017

  • 2017 - a newly discovered stream of glowing gas spotted in the night sky.

    "Testing showed it appeared to be a hot stream of fast-flowing gas in the higher reaches of the atmosphere." - spotted in the BBC.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39686055

    The downside to calling a natural phenomenom 'Steve' is that future researchers will have a hard time trying to look it up in journals.

    April 23, 2017

  • the lexicon of doggos and fluffers spotted on NPR

    April 23, 2017

  • Spotted in news as superbug carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae

    Guardian.

    April 23, 2017

  • a massive high definition wall sized display. NASA and Apple have these.
    UC Irvine has one (from 2007 CNN story)
    IEEE has a 2003 description of this  "We describe the hyperwall, a visualization cluster that uses coordinated visualizations for interactive exploration of multidimensional data and simulations. The system strongly leverages the human eye-brain system with a generous 7/spl times/7 array of flat panel LCD screens powered by a Beowulf cluster."

    April 22, 2017

  • Spotted in a PSA as Designated Texter. Someone else who texts While you drive

    April 22, 2017

  • memespeak for a snake

    April 21, 2017

  • Spotted in a Kory Stamper reddit AMA

    "So, here's the thing: most people assume that I am a grammando of the highest order, or that I'm the sort of person who walks around with a Sharpie in my pocket ready to correct bad apostrophization and such."

    April 20, 2017

  • New library name in Vancouver

    it's written in NAPA - North American Phonetic Alphabet

    https://ywcavan.org/sites/default/files/resources/downloads/Pronunciation%20guide%20for%20n%C9%99%CC%81c%CC%93a%CA%94mat%20ct.pdf

    April 20, 2017

  • rfc3492

    it's like a compressed unicode. Instead of each unicode letter being 6 ascii characters (ie. u+1234), it's a starting point for the first character and then uses smaller numbers to represent the relative positions in that alphabet.

    April 19, 2017

  • insult: a little man

    April 19, 2017

  • spotted on twitter: Right Wing Nut Job

    April 19, 2017

  • she hero

    April 19, 2017

  • Efik

    April 18, 2017

  • rhymes with orange

    April 18, 2017

  • physics/optics - "Time of Flight"

    in the optics sense - a 2D sensor can be measured so fast to see the light waves arrive at different times to build up a 3d view of an object or to see through smoke and fog, or to see how neutrons bounce off of an object onto a bunch of detectors.

    Physics has this for 'time of flight' mass spectrometers where particles travel down a tube and hit a detector at different times; 

    Medicine - this is a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot


    April 18, 2017

  • Mock documentary

    April 18, 2017

  • the context I saw this word was captioning a picture of a cat at a desk

    April 18, 2017

  • challenge accepted:

    Middle English

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=aOTa8wGzOr4C&pg=PA478&dq=reperible

    "adj. discoverable; to be found"

    I don't think anyone uses this word much today.

    April 17, 2017

  • 2:30 or two thirty

    How old is the 'tooth hurty' joke?

    This joke goes back to 1879

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=5WBHAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA71&dq=tooth+hurty

    INCIDENTAL

    'He rushed into a house, did this adventist,

    In agonizing haste to find a dentist.

    "I've a respect for you, impatient youth."

    "Ivory Spect!" he answered. "O, my tooth!"

    I asked: "Why travel at this rapid rate?"

    He said: "Tis only a tooth hurty gait."

    April 17, 2017

  • "getting things done"

    April 17, 2017

  • Hasselblad's camera date code similar to Kodak's camerosity

    April 16, 2017

  • The code for figuring out the manufacturing date of your Kodak brownie camera

    camerosity

    1234567890

    First 2 letters give you the number of the month. Last 2 letters give the numbers for a 2 digit year.

    April 16, 2017

  • Father Of All Bombs

    April 16, 2017

  • political slang for North Korea

    April 15, 2017

  • "Doña Liliana scolded with a single cut of her eyes before turning back to me to say, She lookeded muy elegante. She lookeded overdressed — as did you in those days — is what she lookeded, doña Cristina said while examining her own ..."

    - Looseing my Espanish.

    April 15, 2017

  • not so sure it's spam; 'voa' is short for 'Voice of America' which is broadcast overseas to people who have English as a second language.

    April 15, 2017

  • spotted this term in looking up Kennewick man - North American from 9,000 years ago.

    April 14, 2017

  •  spotted in the news. referring to the people of a 14000 year old uncovered village as Triquet people.

    Triquet island is off the west coast of central BC

    I think it would be a mistake to use this term for other discovered villages or the entire ice age migrations.  


    April 14, 2017

  • dime pea grape

    baseball emoji

    "Tremendous sized hail. Yuuuuuuuuuuge sized hail. Very luxurious sized hail."

    https://twitter.com/pally4christ/status/848597002485198850

    April 14, 2017

  • Short for election.

    April 13, 2017

  • dicionary :)

    April 12, 2017

  • airline speak for getting kicked off your flight

    April 12, 2017

  • full mooon in April, according to the Farmer's Almanac.

    April 12, 2017

  • Computing: Tensor Processing Unit used in a machine learning inference engine

    April 12, 2017

  • wiktionary got this one wrong in the above sample (but updated it on their site)

    April 11, 2017

  • "A nor'easter forms when warm, moist air travelling north with the gulf stream collides with cold air moving down from Canada, resulting in snow and rain." - NASA video NASA Catches April 1 Nor’easter over New England

    April 11, 2017

  • a cute intentional misspelling of bird

    April 10, 2017

  • "life protip"

    April 10, 2017

  • Authorization for Use of Military Force

    Spotted in the news

    April 9, 2017

  • where schools shame and make kids feel bad for not having lunch money.

    April 9, 2017

  • a web bug.

    "We and our service providers also use “Pixel Tags” (sometimes referred to as clear Gifs, Web beacons, or Web bugs). Pixel Tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies, that are used to track online movements of Web users. "

    April 8, 2017

  • uh oh, dueling definitions.

    April 8, 2017

  • as a techie, I think it means "Vehicle Electronic"

    "...designed for the harsh environments of avionic and vetronic applications..."

    April 8, 2017

  • slang for 'your brain'.

    spotted in a Royal Institution talk by Daniel Dennett

    April 7, 2017

  • in current events. CANZUK becoming 'a thing'

    April 6, 2017

  • "Oliver Cromwell had a big nose,

    As big as a parsnip, as red as a rose;"

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=2FMHAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA190&dq=parsnip

    April 5, 2017

  • mostly an april 1st thing.

    April 5, 2017

  • “Working with a local dog breeder, the VPD has genetically modified a German shepherd, Labrador retriever and a poodle to create a Shabradoodle,” <b>April 1</b>. Vancouver Courier

    April 4, 2017

  • "He's invented an 'Apostrophiser' to reach the highest signs" - BBC on the Grammar Vigilante

    April 4, 2017

  • 19th century - heirs

    people seem to have been dropping the apostrophe from here's since the 80s to the dismay of apostrophe sticklers

    April 4, 2017

  • a rocketry term for landing a rocket vertically - zero velocity meeting zero height at the same time

    goes back to 2013 with SpaceX's grasshopper term hover slam 3/7/13

    goes back even earlier with computer gaming terms 

    April 3, 2017

  • an artificial intelligence algorithm where simple things (such as lines and blobs) imply more complex things (such as letters and then words on a page) and then layered for more complex inferences.

    April 3, 2017

  • funny variant of OMG

    March 31, 2017

  • phrase banned in North Korea.

    also banned: sarcasm (really)

    March 31, 2017

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