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  • ROBERTS: Michael, in the past 48 hours after that press conference there's been some buzz on conservative blogs that you were a bit of a yaba (ph) at that press conference, you were heckling Senator McCain, you were asking impertinent questions.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2007

  • Hey, yaba daba doo, it really is time to leave the stone age.

    BLIND PUBLISHERS WALKING

  • A word attributed to Wuywurung is the Australian slang term yabber 'talk,' which is probably from Wuywurung yaba 'speak'; another possibility is mia-mia, a synonym for gunyah 'a temporary shelter of the Aborigines, usu. a simple frame of branches covered with bark, leaves, or grass,' about which you can read in exhaustive detail here:In the Australian National Dictionary 1988 we are told that it comes from Wathawurung and Wuywurung.

    languagehat.com: JINDYWOROBAK.

  • But within the past eight or nine months, yaba has flowed from the Seneca Social Club to every street corner.

    Hardcase

  • Conference should expel those individuals who call themselves the Marxist Tendency within the ANC 4 and are connected with the publication of Inqaba yaba Sebenzi and involved in counter-revolutionary activities which are calculated to confuse our workers, discredit our movement and derail our revolution.

    African National Congress National Consultative Conference

  • The authorities seized 1.6 million methamphetamine pills - known locally as yaba, or "crazy medicine" - 40.4kg of heroin, 295kg of marijuana and 8.5kg of crystallised methamphetamine, or

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Indeed, yaba is rumoured to be produced inside Burma by the United Wa State Army UWSA, a Chinese-speaking ethnic group and a significant producer of South East Asia's narcotics.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Rubel had yaba addiction, as they came to know that Rubel was a drug addict they forbade Iti to develop any relation with Rubel.

    The New Nation

  • Soldiers of the Pha Muang Task Force on Monday seized about 400,000 methamphetamine pills, or yaba, smuggled across the border from Burma, in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • Three charges were filed against David Baer after the FBI allegedly found cocaine, X and yaba in a safe with his passport.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

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