Oddities News Archive - February 24, 2006
By Barbara Cornell LISBON (Reuters) - If Shakespeare wrote Portuguese birth certificates today, he might pen, "A Rosa by any other name is unacceptable." He might add that Magnolia smells sweet, but that Jasmine, or Jasmim in Portuguese, had best be some other name.
H&R Block Inc., which provides tax advice to millions of Americans, made an embarrassing confession on Thursday. It goofed on its own taxes.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).