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General News Archive - November 28, 2008

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Shoppers will be out in droves Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but the droves will be smaller than a year ago, a U.S. retail trade group said.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.