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Oddities News Archive - May 23, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gas really does cost an arm and a leg in places these days. This weekend, a Huntington Beach, California, gas station said the price of regular gasoline was -- an arm. The price of mid-grade -- a leg. The price of premium -- your first born.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • 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.'