Posted by: Idioma Extra | November 1, 2011

The Weird and the Wonderful

Woman Receives Parking Ticket For $44,500, After Police Officer Accidentally Notes Wrong Date


Everyone makes mistakes – even police officers.

But one woman in Sicily was grateful for the error after receiving a parking ticket initially issued for $44,500, the AFP reports.

It turns out an officer accidentally noted the ticket was issued in 208 instead of 2008. Oops.

Police fessed up to the flub, and the woman’s husband took care of the $144 violation, which now seems trivial by comparison.

Word of the Day

triv·i·al: \tri-vē-əl\
Origins: Latin trivialis found everywhere, commonplace, from trivium crossroads, from tri- + via way — more at way
First Known Use: 1589
1 : commonplace, ordinary
2a : of little worth or importance <a trivial objection> <trivial problems> b : relating to or being the mathematically simplest case; specifically : characterized by having all variables equal to zero <a trivial solution to a linear equation>
3: specific

More Vocuabulary

Flub: n. blunder
Issue: v.
to give (something) to someone in an official way
Note: n.
to record or preserve in writing
Oops: interj.
used typically to express mild apology, surprise, or dismay

Love those Phrasal Verbs

Fess up: Informal. to admit or concede, especially freely
Would the person who put the wrong paper in the copier please fess up?


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