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Oddities News Archive - December 14, 2005

Nathan Banfield knew he looked like some swamp creature, in head-to-toe forest camouflage with all-over feathery fringe and a camo-mask that revealed nothing but his eyes.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • 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.