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2007-01-28 21:00:09

By Chai Mei Ling IT is soggy, sluggish, extremely salty, and smells like a toilet that has not been flushed for some time. CHAI MEI LING gets to know more about the primitive sea cucumber. Popularly known by its local name, gamat, this little marine creature certainly isn't kind to your taste buds. Yet the coastal villagers of Langkawi have no qualms about swallowing it raw after disposing of its guts. And the islanders, whose ancestors have been doing it for more than 300 years, are...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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