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2009-09-02 14:22:57

A British couple said family and friends enjoyed cake, cheese and wine at their home to mark their refrigerator's 50th birthday. Paul Howkins, 75, said he and his wife, Val, hosted the shindig at their Coventry, England, home to celebrate the fridge that has adorned their kitchen since August 1959, four years after their wedding, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. Everyone tells us to get rid of it but we don't want to, Howkins said. Most people didn't have fridges 50 years ago but our...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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