‘Retweet,’ ‘woot’ and ‘sexting’ added to dictionary
The next time someone interrupts you to proclaim that “retweet” or “woot” aren’t actual words, laugh in his or her face and point to a copy of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary.
Yes, one of the main authorities on the English language is officially acknowledging some of the silly terms we’ve been using lately.
Marc Jacobs in talks to succeed John Galliano at Dior
WWD reports that Marc Jacobs is in serious talks to take over the helm at Christian Dior, a position open since John Galliano was fired for his drunken anti-semetic rant earlier this year. Rumor has it that the Dior position was offered to Azzedine Alaïa, but he declined, refusing to close his own house to take the job. The vacuum at Louis Vuitton would potentially be filled by Phoebe Philo, leaving an opening at minimalist chic brand Céline. Other players include Alber Elbaz at Lanvin and Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy.
Though the video is not clear, eye witnesses say the homeless man – Kelly Thomas, 37 – was unable to put up any resistance and was lying on the ground on his front when the attack took place on July 5.
Police will not issue a statement saying the issue is under investigation but they did say that six officers were involved and two ‘suffered broken bones in the fight’. However, they recently retracted that statement saying that it was only ‘soft tissue damage’.
Eye witnesses at the scene claim the six officers tasered him five times and beat him beyond recognition, which the disturbing photo of him in hospital shows.
Mark Turgeon, who was there, said: ‘They kept beating him and tasering him. I could hear zapping, and he wasn’t even moving. ‘He had one arm in front of him like this, he wasn’t resisting. And they kept telling him, “He’s resisting, quit resisting”, and he wasn’t resisting.’
Many members of the Fullerton community described Thomas as a passive, peaceful person.
Comment from our office: “If this doesn’t make you choke up a little, you have a heart of stone.”
Prison camp: Getting to know Dad – behind bars
A summer camp gives children the opportunity to spend time with their fathers who are serving sentences in a maximum security prison.
Diamond planet discovered by astronomers
If a diamond truly is a girl’s best friend, then astronomers working from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia may have just discovered the supreme BFF: an entire planet made of solid diamond. The planet may even sparkle like a disco ball when light shines on it.