Oddities News Archive - February 10, 2006
Imagine you are a political cartoonist, colleagues are receiving death threats and sparking riots around the globe. Now: draw something clever about it.
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).