Oddities News Archive - November 20, 2003

By ROBERT BARR LONDON (AP) -- A tabloid reporter's tale of working undercover as a Buckingham Palace footman has deeply shocked British commentators.That wallpaper!That Tupperware and plastic yoghurt pot on Her Majesty's breakfast table!That "eat, drink and remarry" pillow in Prince Andrew's sitting room! Thursday's newspapers had plenty of comment on the style - or lack of it - inside the palace.

Word of the Day
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.