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Oddities News Archive - February 14, 2008

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The official condom of New York City is being dispersed with hopes that New Yorkers will “get some” this year. An ad campaign featuring the new slogan will also soon be launched on television, radio, and in subways throughout the city.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • 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.
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