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2008-07-04 12:00:13

WASHINGTON, July 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "What better way to celebrate the founding of our nation than... um, by... blogging?" So begins the introductory post on the new WashingtonWatch.com blog. The blog will tie the bills in Congress to the day's headlines, discuss the bills being debated on the House and Senate floor, and reveal some hidden stories. WashingtonWatch.com webmaster and blogger Jim Harper promises, "Oh, there'll be jokes -- and I'm telling you right now they're not all...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.