Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.
Quote of the Day
We, the generation that faces the next century, can add the solemn injunction If we don't do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable.

- Petra Kelly (1947 - 1992), German Green Party founder, spokeswoman.