Oddities News Archive - December 10, 2009


Lottay, the online gift-giving company, today launched a website that documents gift giving gone wrong and reveals the gifts to avoid this holiday shopping season.

Word of the Day
  • 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.