French literati ponder ‘Brexit’ dictionary entry
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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