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Oddities News Archive - July 05, 2005

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McDonald's Corp. , freshfrom a makeover of everything from its menu to its ads, nowwants to upgrade its restaurant staff uniforms to make themhipper and more befitting the MTV generation, a spokesman saidon Tuesday.

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.