Oddities News Archive - October 03, 2011
Anthropologist Pat Shipman says that when our prehistoric ancestors began interacting with animals they developed empathy for them.
Word of the Day
- 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.