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General News Archive - April 21, 2009

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US media reported that the so-called "Craigslist Killer" of Boston, who murdered a young woman after she posted an advert on the popular site to offer massages has been arrested.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'