International News Archive - October 28, 2010
A new study sponsored by the UK branch of technology giant Google has discovered that the Internet contributed 100 billion pounds, or nearly $158 billion, to the British economy last year.
Word of the Day
- A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
- A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).