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    writer's block experienced on a blog

    In days gone by, even the greatest print journalists suffered writer’s block, and the same can affect online writers too. Blogger’s block or blog fog has been around almost as long as blogging itself.

    Submitted from United States on 27/07/2010
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patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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