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Oddities News Archive - July 11, 2003

Mandy Block says she'll accept an apology from Pittsburgh first baseman Randall Simon. But all she really wants is the bat he used to hit her as she ran past the Pirates' dugout dressed as an Italian sausage.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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