Oddities News Archive - August 17, 2005

A geographer at the University of Liverpool has discovered how women's attitudes towards their body change in different shopping environments.

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'