Oddities News Archive - September 19, 2008
By The Associated Press RIVIERA BEACH, Fla.
The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday Thursday in southern Japan, telling reporters he wants to live another five years. Tomoji Tanabe, who was born Sept. 18, 1895, received gifts, flowers and $1,000 cash from the mayor of his hometown of Miyakonojo, on Kyushu island.
- A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.