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Oddities News Archive - August 02, 2006

Residents of the normally pristine retreat, a narrow slip of land in the St. Mary's River nestled between the United States and the Canadian province of Ontario, are confronting an unexpected crisis at boat slips and fishing spots: a surge of raw sewage, including human waste, condoms and used syringes.

Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.