n.— «Ma works from a modest office in Beijing’s university district decorated with maps and model planes. He pointed out that the Chinese have a nickname for TMD, or Theater Missile Defense, an anti-missile system proposed by President Bush that might be used to defend allies such as Taiwan or American troops abroad. They call it “tamade,” a common swear word which roughly translates to “your mama.”» —“Boeing losing dominance, partners in China” by Kristi Heim in Xiamen, China Monterey Herald (California) June 14, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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