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 n.— «For years, Americans went about their daily lives under the false impression that faraway places like Afghanistan didn’t matter. Newspapers even had a term for news stories that were irrelevant to local readers: “Afghanistanism.”» —“Iraq, Afghanistan and Oregon” Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) Dec. 6, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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