General News Archive - June 17, 2009


The world's largest collection of inverts, stamps with upside-down images, goes on the auction block this week in New York City.

Word of the Day
  • 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.'