International News Archive - August 31, 2011

Mexico Volcano Spitting Ash Half Mile Up

A volcano just south of Mexico City has started shooting ash out of its crater.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.