French literati pon­der ‘Brexit’ dic­tio­nary en­try

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global - A Pennsylvan­ia cou­ple who po­lice say went on a spend­ing spree af­ter a bank ac­ci­den­tally de­posited $120,000 into their ac­count face felony theft


lit­er­ary types aghast at the po­lit­i­cal tur­moil en­gulf­ing Bri­tain as it seeks to leave the EU launched a Twit­ter cam­paign on Wed­nes­day to add ‘Brexit’ to the na­tional lex­i­con. French com­men­ta­tor Bernard Pivot’s pro­posed dic­tio­nary en­try for “brexit”, as a com­mon noun with a small “b” de­scrib­ing an in­sol­u­ble mess, was re-tweeted 2,700 times within six hours.

“It would sig­nify a ca­cophonous and in­sol­u­ble de­bate or a sham­bolic meet­ing,” wrote Pivot, chair­man of the panel that awards France’s Gon­court Prize for fic­tion.

Pre-school panic in Swe­den: kid brings grenade to class

A child sparked panic at his Swedish pre-school when he brought in a grenade he found on a mil­i­tary fir­ing range to show his friends, of­fi­cials said on Wed­nes­day. The child ar­rived with the grenade in his hand at the school. A teacher who saw the grenade con­tacted po­lice. Of­fi­cers were able to de­ter­mine it was a “danger­ous” grenade the boy had picked up dur­ing sum­mer. They blocked off the area and the na­tional bomb squad neu­tralised the am­mu­ni­tion at the scene

Cou­ple gets over $100K in ac­ci­den­tal de­posit

charges and are headed to trial. Po­lice said Robert and Tif­fany Wil­liams spent the money on an SUV, a race car, two four­wheel­ers, and a camper. Po­lice say the cou­ple also paid bills and gave friends $15,000. BB&T bank con­tacted the cou­ple af­ter re­al­is­ing the er­ror, telling them they were re­spon­si­ble for re­turn­ing the funds. Af­ter they failed, the bank took ac­tion.

Bal­loon sent in mem­ory of Bri­tish dad lands in Poland

An English woman re­leased a he­lium bal­loon into the sky over Birm­ing­ham, UK, to com­mem­o­rate the an­niver­sary of her dad’s death. She had no idea it would travel more than 1,700km to end up in Poland, where a farmer found it and was moved by the ges­ture of a daugh­ter.



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