Our favourite new words

Friday, January 11th, 2008

January 11, 2008 Ed Cartoon

The New Year invites many resolutions and best-of lists. Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary is holding a crucial online vote to determine the Word of the Year 2007.

Voters will choose from a list of 85 words including some topical words like globesity " the problem of rising obesity around the globe " and Chindia " a noun to describe to the emerging economic power and strategic importance of China and India, and some social words like floordrobe " the use of the floor as a substitute wardrobe. (read more)

(There's a) screw loose at Alibi

Friday, January 11th, 2008

To the Editor:
I would like to relate a recent experience from the Alibi Roadhouse.

After a night of drinks and good times, my girlfriend, another friend and I travelled to the Alibi in search of a cheap breakfast. (read more)

Showing skin saved chickens

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Re: “Bikini-clad chick protests KFC”
Dec. 5, 2007

To the Editor:
If students [look online], they’ll understand why I volunteered to stand in front of the Dundas Street Kentucky Fried Chicken in a bikini on a freezing-cold day. (read more)

Admin ignores students on exams

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Congratulations, Western administration, for once again failing to heed student complaints about the April 30 end to examinations. We’ll be thanking you as we struggle to pack up our belongings while studying for finals. (read more)


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