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Oddities News Archive - June 02, 2007

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They spin on their heads, twist their bodies like pretzels and flip effortlessly through the air. They are South Korea's B-boys, hip hop-loving breakdancers who have become the country's hot cultural export decades after the original American dance craze.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.