Oddities News Archive - August 12, 2008
A FIREFIGHTER who had a lung removed after being misdiagnosed with cancer yesterday told how the error ruined his life. Laurence Ball (58) was told he had a tumour in his lung and needed surgery to remove the organ.
Word of the Day
- 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.'