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Oddities News Archive - June 14, 2012

Can You Be Judged For Your Shoes?

It’s often been said the first thing women notice about men is their shoes. Now, a new study suggests men AND women make several snap judgments about one another based solely (get it?!) on your footwear.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.