Quantcast

Latest Peter Hoeppe Stories

5d3073034740d5700081df3708a0342f1
2010-10-29 07:13:57

2010 has been an “exceptional” year for weather disasters with the highest number of weather-related events since records began being kept, German reinsurance company Munich Re said Thursday.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.