13 March 2000 - present

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The present is a gift, which is German for poison, which is French for fish, which indicates fugu, which explains the Japanese passion for wrapping things up. The present teaches us the importance of good preparation.

clue:

“Gift” is German for poison. “Poisson” is French for fish. (Don’t trust a statistician who relies on a fishy distribution.) “Fugu” is Japanese for poisonous puffer fish, a delicacy when properly prepared.

give me a clue so sweet and true

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