Oddities News Archive - December 18, 2003

The Milwaukee Athletic Club is breaking with its 121-year-old tradition and requiring men to wear suits when they swim - and some longtime swimmers aren't happy about it.

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.