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2009-02-20 10:28:56

A British greenskeeper has discovered a golf ball encased inside a tree years after the ball apparently became lodged in the plant. Peter Johns, manager of the Eaton golf club in Norwich, England, said greenskeeper Richard Mitchell found the ball while cutting through the felled conifer, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. It's an incredible find, Johns said. It was pure luck that it was discovered. If Richard had cut the trunk an inch or two either way we'd never have known the ball was...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'