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'We should call this Mexico flu.' YAKOV LITZMAN, Israel's Deputy Health Minister, on renaming the swine flu because of kosher dietary laws

'Ma Mitavanim.' MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, Iranian President, using the Farsi words for We Can, apparently borrowed from Barack Obama's "Yes We Can" slogan, in his re-election ads

'I'm sure his mama didn't raise him that way.' MICHAEL STEELE, chairman of the Republican National Committee, on Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter's defection to the Democrats. Steele accused Specter of "flipping the bird" to the Senate GOP leadership

'All that is happening--the economic crisis, the illnesses and now this--it feels like the apocalypse.'...

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