November 2, 2013
Your Daily Assault with a Mackerel
Swedish police are investigating an assault case involving a mackerel (LINK). According to the police report, a man was sound asleep in his apartment when a woman came in and stole food from his refrigerator and 2000 kronor, or about $310. Then, not content with the food and money, she grabbed a whole mackerel and started slapping the sleeping Swede in the face with it.
A spokesperson for the Nyköping police said they did not yet know how exactly the fish-wielding woman got into the apartment late at night, but they're pretty sure the man and woman know each other.
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The health care debate turned into a fierce donnybrook when . . . wait, who is Donny? And why does he brook all this violence?
This word is very old. In 1204, King John gave a licence to hold an annual fair in Ireland. Donnybrook was once a village on the high road out of Dublin, but it is now one of Dublin’s suburbs.
(LINK) The annual fair became a gathering-place for horse dealers, fortune-tellers, beggars, wrestlers, dancers, fiddlers, and the sellers of every kind of food and drink. It was renowned in Ireland and beyond for its rowdiness and noise, and particularly for the whiskey-fuelled fighting that went on after dark. In a 19th century account, “The only principle of the traditionary Irishman on his visit to Donnybrook Fair was, ‘Wherever you see a head, hit it’.” The usual weapon was a stick of oak or blackthorn that Irishmen called a shillelagh. The legend was that visitors to Donnybrook fair would rather fight than eat.
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