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2012-07-30 11:07:27

Knock, knock! Who's there? Cows go. Cows go who? No, cows go moo!

2011-10-12 10:05:05

Your friend debuts a questionable haircut and asks what you think of it.

2009-09-10 12:35:00

SEATTLE, Sept.

2009-07-11 23:01:00

European hoteliers rate British tourists as their worst guests, while those on other continents find them polite and generous, a travel Web site says. Expedia released its annual survey of 4,500 hoteliers Friday.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]