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Doctors Project 200,000 British Alcohol Deaths Over 20 years
2012-02-21 05:34:49

The UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released a report indicating that over 200,000 Britons will die from alcohol-related illnesses over the next 20 years.


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.