New Internationalist

The Language of International Organizations

Issue 375
EU abbrev.
European Union; (archaic) bizarre festival where 25 men in suits gather in a room in Brussels and grin at each other
UN prefix. un-;
denotes inability; impotence
Veto det.
Esperanto for ‘No’
IMF abbrev.
Inequality Maintenance Fund
G8 n.
Unsuccessful series of children’s books by Enid Blyton. Titles include: G8 and the Pirates’ Cove; G8 and the Secret Treasure; G8 and the Uzbek Pipeline.
oxymoron n.
European Union; United Nations.

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