pas·tiche /pæˈstiʃ, pɑ-/ [pa-steesh, pah-] –noun
2. an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.
[Origin: 1700–10; < F < It pasticcio pasticcio]
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I think it must be the slippery roads and kids without proper clothing that makes them take the conservative side and close schools...Just in case. Obviously it didn't keep Hueston from his computer studies!