n.— «Balon, Indonesian for “balloon,” is now jargon for referring to potential political candidates—perhaps an indication of the overinflated state of politics in a country heavily preoccupied with presidential and legislative elections this year.» —“Acronyms run amok in Indonesia” by Bhimanto Suwastoyo in Jakarta, Indonesia Mail & Guardian (S. Africa) Aug. 30, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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