Oddities News Archive - July 27, 2005
The sound of 'yo yo yo lue lu' conjures images of remote valleys and snowy peaks, but every Friday the distinctive notes drift through a classroom window and across the Swiss city of Zug's industrial district.
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.