members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). Pro-Irish Republic paramilitaries

The opposing Loyalist paramilitaries are the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)

Conflicts this long-running are never simple, so there are many splinter groups including the *Real* IRA, a.k.a. Oglaigh na hEireann. To make matters more confusing, Oglaigh na hEireann is also the name of the Irish Republic's legitimate army. Fortunately, most people have no clue how to pronounce Oglaigh na hEireann, so the confusion is self-limiting.
Will the Provos hold the ceasefire or retaliate? Stay tuned ...
by mandingoe June 9, 2004
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The nickname for the Provisional Irish Republican Army. A group of murderous thugs who were willing to kill innocent civilians in support of their cause of achieving a united Ireland.
The Provos detonated bombs in Warrington, England in March 1993 that killed 3 year old Johnathan Ball and 12 year old Tim Parry.
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A city in Utah that's about 90 percent Mormon (contrary to popular belief, not *all* cities in Utah are 90+ percent Mormon). Home to Brigham Young University.
I got lost in Provo, Utah a while ago.

At least Mormons are nice people and helped me find my way out.
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serious lack of bars and sluts
A: I moved to Provo, Utah...
B: I'm sorry man
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Utah city that is home to a large concentration of Mormons and Brigham Young University. Coincidentally, it's also one of the cities with the highest drug trafficking rates in Utah. Go figure.
I hate living in Provo because of all the college students.
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A city in Utah that is such a shithole it proves that Satan is a real person and that Hell is a real place.
When I was staring into a sunset in Hawaii I really felt God's presence. When I drove along the I-15 corridor and passed through Provo I could feel the presence of Lucifer.
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