Bush

January 2020

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Definitions

A bush: a small tree or plant.

The "bush": remote, rural areas in Australia and New Zealand.

Bush: A small dynasty of war-obsessed US presidents.

Also: A slang term for pubic hair.

Bushes in the news

This month, the Australian bush is in flames. Not since biblical times have bushes burnt so meaningfully.

Meanwhile, in a throwback to the Bush eras, the US fired missiles into Iraq. Ah nostalgia.

Who's to blame?

According to skeptics, the fires are due to arson.

According to scientists, they are due to climate change.

According to koalas, this sh@t is crazy. Send help.

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