Oddities News Archive - August 15, 2009

Breastfeeding mothers had a nurse-in Friday at a fast-food restaurant in Orlando, Fla. The protest was inspired by a woman who said an employee at the Chick-Fil-A had told her to cover her breast and offered her a towel as she fed her baby, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported. Florida law allows women to breastfeed almost anywhere at any time and specifically says the nipple does not need to be covered. The woman said she tried complaining to the manager and to Chick-Fil-A's head office, but to no avail. The restaurant now says it's educating employees about the breastfeeding law and considering door stickers to tell guests it's a mom-friendly place Her right to (breastfeed) was violated, and I'm here to show my support, and we're breastfeeding, said Alejandra Sarmiento, one of the nursing mothers.

An official with the Royal Adelaide Show says despite concerns about swine flu, pig diving and pig racing will still take place at the Australian event. Royal Show chief executive John Rothwell said pigs taking part in the pseudo-sporting competitions at the annual fair are less at risk for spreading swine flu because the animals are not made accessible to the general public, the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.