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December 19, 2006

Life imitates sophomoric humor

Following "the August 2006 merger of centuries-old regiments into a single Royal Regiment of Scotland," there has been a somewhat embarrassing problem: "A shortage of ceremonial kilts could leave thousands of soldiers without a stitch of plaid to wear as they parade to the skirl of the bagpipes."

In the meantime, the troops will have to share. Seriously. "Military officials said Monday that more than 5,000 Scottish soldiers are having to share their kilts because defense chiefs have not finalized a contract to buy enough of the garments to go around."

Hmmm, a Scottish regiment sharing essential items? What was that old joke again?