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Two Tennessee high school students are facing charges after an attempt to lift a girl’s dress led to a stabbing with a pair of scissors. According to a police report, the stabbing happened after a male student pulled a female student’s dress inside a classroom at Central High School in Memphis. Police said she made several swings before finally stabbing him with a pair of scissors. The male student was treated by the school nurse for his injuries. He claimed he was ‘only playing’ and never exposed the girl. He was given a summons for sexual battery. The female student is facing juvenile aggravated assault charges. wate.com
A smooth criminal in Los Angeles is being called the "Dine-and-Dash Dater" after leaving several women with restaurant bills. One of the victims, who did not want to be identified, said she met Paul Gonzales on a dating app and went to dinner with him. "He ordered a salad with shrimp, filet mignon - yeah, he went all out," the woman said. After dinner, the woman says Gonzales had two cups of coffee and said he was worried about his sick aunt. "All of a sudden he's all, 'Oh my charger - my phone's dying and I'm waiting on a call from my mom about my aunt,'" the woman said. Gonzales told her he was going to get his charger from his car. But the woman says he never came back, and she was left paying a $130 bill. "I didn't bring it to the restaurant - nothing," she said. "I think I was more embarrassed. My pride was just like - you know? I felt dumb." What the woman didn't realize? She wasn't alone. Gonzales is the same man who has "dashed" from dates with at least four other women, leaving them with the bill. A Los Angeles attorney is advising all dine-and-dish victims to file a police report to document the crime. "You can be jailed for up to six months or fined up to $1,000 if your dine-and-dash bill was under $950," she said. wate.com
In Egypt around 1500 B.C., a shaved head was considered the ultimate in feminine beauty. Egyptian women removed every hair from their heads with special gold tweezers and polished their scalps to a high sheen with buffing cloths.
George Lumley, aged 104, married Mary Dunning, aged 10, in Nortallerton, England on August 25, 1783. She was the great-great granddaughter of the woman who'd broken her engagement to Lumley, eighty years before.
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(BRUH-thur(z) uhv thuh BUNGH)
-One who makes beer.
From bunghole - a "hole in a cask through which is it filled, closed by a stopper," 1570s, from bung (n.) mid-15c., "large stopper for a cask," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle Dutch bonge "stopper;" or perhaps from French bonde "bung, bunghole" (15c.), which may be of Germanic origin (or the Germanic words may be borrowed from Romanic), or it may be from Gaulish *bunda (compare Old Irish bonn, Gaelic bonn, Welsh bon "base, sole of the foot"). It is possible that either or both of these sources is ultimately from Latin puncta in the sense of "hole" (from PIE root *peuk- "to prick"). Transferred to the cask-mouth itself - 1570s.
Used in a sentence:
“Since the popularity of home brewing has boomed, my fellow brothers of the bung are beyond counting.”
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