DISTRICT. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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GERRYMANDERING: The manipulation of community district lines for partisan incumbent advantage. The term originated in 1812 when Gov. Elbridge Gerry warped Boston area districts, so his surname was combined with a salamander (which resembled how the new district lines appeared).


DISTRICT. Bonus Video!

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Montage of the Colbert Report’s bit “Better Know Your District,” where he interviews current US Congressional Representatives.


DISTRICT. [GMT+1 LONDON]

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CENTRAL LONDON: DISTRICTS OF NEIGHBOURHOODS


DISTRICT. [GMT+2 POLAND]

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VICTORIAN EUPHEMISMS FOR PROSTITUTES:

Poule-de-luxe
Nymph of the pavement
Judy
Nemmer
Unchaste woman
Dollymop
Great horizontal
Dancer
Actress
Entertainer
Night flower
Bunter
Unfortunate
Toffer
Pinchcock
Femme Galante
Bangtail
Knee trembler
Three-penny-upright

 


PROBLEM. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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problem: big seat

solution: big bike seat