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Technology News Archive - December 31, 2006

By Doug Clark, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Dec. 31--Greetings and salivations, my gleeful monkeys. Today, we salute the area's most memorable dubious achievers of 2006 with the 20th running of the Budnick Awards.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • 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.'