Posted by: Idioma Extra | March 3, 2010

Wednesday’s News


The Weird and the Wonderful

Romantic? Newlyweds spend first night in jail
Bride tries to run over hubby’s ex-girlfriend and the woman’s son
From http://www.msn.com

HYANNIS, Mass. – A newlywed Massachusetts couple spent their wedding night in separate jail cells after police said the bride tried to run over an old flame of the groom.

Police said 22-year-old Hyannis resident Marissa Ann Putignano-Keene tried Monday to run over the other woman and the woman’s son in a parking lot. The intended victim later told police that she had previously been in an intimate relationship with the groom.

The couple got married at Barnstable Town Hall and split a bottle of champagne afterward, police said.

The bride was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Her husband, 37-year-old Timothy Keene, was riding in the car with her and was charged with disorderly conduct.  Keene, a registered sex offender, was convicted of lewd and lascivious behavior in 2000, the Cape Cod Times reported on its Web site.

Both were released Tuesday. It was unclear if either had hired an attorney.

Word of the Day

Main Entry: lewd
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English lewed vulgar, from Old English ̄wede laical, ignorant
Date: 14th century
1 obsolete: evil, wicked
2a sexually unchaste or licentious
b: obscene, vulgar
lewd·ly adverb
lewd·ness noun

More Vocabulary

Assault and battery: n. combination of the crimes of threat (assault: an unlawful attempt to commit a violent injury on the person of another) and actual beating (battery: willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another)
Bride: n. a woman just married or about to be married
Groom: n. (bridegroom) a man just married or about to be married
Hubby: n. husband (informal)
Lascivious: adj. indicating sexual interest or expressive of lust or lewdness
Old flame: idiom. A former sweetheart or lover

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

Run over: to hit or knock down, especially with a vehicle

     She cried at work when she found out her cat was run over by a car.

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