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Catchphrases of 2004

"PENSION reform" was the catch phrase of 2004, according to 35 percent of respondents in a poll conducted by the TNS - SK agency. 1,056 people took part in the poll, reported the TASR news service.

30.6 percent of respondents identified "healthcare reform" as the buzz phrase of 2004, while 28.6 percent went for "Slovakia's European integration".

"KIA car factory" came fourth, on 25.4 percent.

Approximately 20 percent of respondents put "Million-Crown Girl" and "Superstar," - two Slovak reality-TV shows - at the top of their lists.

Other popular expressions were "terrorism", "19-percent flat tax", "Iraq", "the Internet", "cell phone", "mandatory third-party liability insurance", "Bush", "malls and hypermarkets", and "presidential election".


Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

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