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Doctors say it’s a miracle that a 10-year-old Missouri (Harrisonville) boy is alive after he impaled his face on a foot-long meat skewer during a freak accident. Xavier Cunningham fell from a tree house Saturday afternoon when a group of yellow jackets attacked him. He landed on the metal skewer, which pierced his face, penetrating his skull all the way to the back of his head.
A couple in China was caught cutting down two trees in their community during the night. They told police their fortune teller told them it would improve their luck.
Come November, Amazon will begin selling full-size trees, which will ship to customers within 10 days of being cut. The trees, which will include varieties like Douglas firs, Norfolk Island pines and Frasier firs, will be eligible for Prime free shipping.
A British runner is getting praise from athletes and parents around the world for pausing to breastfeed her 3-month-old during a rest stop. This wasn’t any run — Sophie Power was 16 hours into a 107-mile ultramarathon through France, Italy and Switzerland.
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LINK TO TODAY'S WORD - Grandiloquent Words
-Pertaining to one who is talking about things beyond the scope of their knowledge.
-A person who gives opinions and advice on matters that they know little about.
Use instead of:
This word was coined by the essayist William Hazlitt in 1819. From Latin "ultra" (beyond) + "crepidarius" (shoemaker), from "crepida" (sandal). Earliest documented use: 1819.
Used in a sentence:
“There is nothing more irritating than an ultracrepidarian going on about something they’ve never done or experienced, but about which they insist they've read several informative articles on the Facebook.”
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