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Oddities News Archive - August 08, 2008

BEEFY postie Dean Peterson wants to be allowed to wear the kilt at work in Seattle. Dean, 48, who is 6ft and 18st, says his thighs fill trousers to capacity, causing chafing. He's been wearing the kilt at home since his wife brought him one back from Scotland in 2006.

By DAN CATCHPOLE By Dan Catchpole The Associated Press SEATTLE A 6-foot-tall, 250-pound letter carrier is campaigning for the U.S. Postal Service to add kilts as a uniform option for men.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAEGERTOWN, Pa. - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man rammed his house with a semitrailer during a fight with his roommate and tried to run down police called to the scene. State police say 20-year-old James H. Rosenberg injured no one Thursday.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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