Oddities News Archive - August 11, 2006

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Billed as the largest private collection of Barbie dolls, the lifelong passion of a Dutch mother will go under the hammer next month.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Lou Diamond Phillips, who starred in the 1987 film "La Bamba," was jailed early on Friday on suspicion of domestic abuse against his live-in girlfriend, Los Angeles police said.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).