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Oxford's 2012 words of the year

POSTED: 11:16 AM Nov 13 2012   UPDATED: 11:27 AM Nov 13 2012

Check out this year's word of the year by Oxford American Dictionary, as well as other contenders and past winners.

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Police car with emergency lights on

Sword-wielding man robs Dunkin' Donuts

A man wearing black tights, a pink wig and wielding a small sword robbed a suburban Chicago Dunkin' Donuts Thursday morning, according to WGNTV.com.

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Flying feces ruins Sweet 16

A Sweet 16 birthday party quickly turned sour after flying feces rained down on the gathering.

Tiger

Stuffed tiger prompts 911 call

A giant -- and very realistic looking -- stuffed animal prompted some panic in southwest Washington state.

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Man rescued after 4 days in storm drain

A man stuck four days in a storm drain in Nashville, Tennesee was rescued, according to an Associated Press report.

hairless cat Sphinx Spynx

Russian bailiffs seize cat over owner's unpaid debt

Behind with your loan repayments? Watch out ... Russia might seize your designer cat!

State debt collectors in Russia confiscated a man's pedigree cat on Monday after he defaulted on debt of 200,000 rubles ($4,071).

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