International News Archive - June 27, 2009
One of Italy's last bastions of male privilege has been breached with the coming of the first female gondolier in Venice, observers said.
Word of the Day
- 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.