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2008-11-06 21:00:07

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, on an official visit to Russia, described U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as "young, handsome and even suntanned." The joke, if that is what it was, provoked ridicule and anger in Italy, The Daily Telegraph reported. "Right on time, here comes the first sensational gaffe," said La Repubblica, one of the country's major newspapers. Berlusconi made the remark while speculating on the effect of the U.S. election on relations with Russia and its...


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.'