Oddities News Archive - July 19, 2006

Victor Willis, who helped make disco history by dressing as a policeman in the hit late-1970s band Village People, pleaded no contest on Wednesday to drug charges.

Word of the Day
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin