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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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