Saturday, January 06, 2007

What's in a word?

Richard Lainhart took a last-minute package filled with Christmas gifts to the U.S. Postal Service's self-service Salt Lake City Sunnyside branch to mail it just before Christmas. The next day, the postal carrier brought the package back to Lainhart's house as "undeliverable." The carrier said the box couldn't be mailed because it contained the label "Wine Glasses."

In Utah, just the word "wine" made the contents contraband, even though they had nothing to do with wine.

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