Posted by: Idioma Extra | February 14, 2012

The Weird and the Wonderful

Judge Orders Man to Take His Wife On Date To Red Lobster And Bowling

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A Broward County judge has ordered a husband to take his wife out on a date and buy her flowers — a strangely gentle ruling for a domestic abuse charge.

According to an arrest affidavit cited by NBC Miami, Joseph Bray, 47, and his wife Sonja got into a fight after Bray neglected to wish her a happy birthday. Sonja told police he shoved her and grabbed her neck at their Plantation residence.

At the Tuesday hearing, Judge John Hurley asked the wife about her preferences for a night out on the town and sentenced the husband accordingly.

According to the Sun Sentinel, he ordered Bray to “flowers, birthday card, Red Lobster, bowling.”

He also requested that the Brays start seeing a marriage counselor.

On the other end of the romance spectrum, last year a New York judge ordered a husband and wife to build a literal “divorce wall” in their house to stop the couple’s constant feuding.

Word of the Day

spectrum  /ˈspɛktrəm/
[count] 1 a : the group of colors that a ray of light can be separated into including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet : the colors that can be seen in a rainbow
▪ beautiful scarves in all the colors of the spectrum
b technical : an entire range of light waves, radio waves, etc.
2 : a complete range of different opinions, people, etc.
▪ reaching voters across the political spectrum [=voters with all the different political beliefs that people have] — often + of ▪ the whole spectrum of emotions ▪ The city’s populations represent a broad/wide spectrum of society.

More Vocabulary

Affidavit: n. a written report which is signed by a person who promises that the information is true
Cite: v. to write or say the words of (a book, author, etc.) : quote
Feud: n. a long and angry fight or quarrel between two people or two groups
Gentle: adj. having or showing a kind and quiet nature : not harsh or violent
Neglect: v. to fail to do (something)
Shove: v. to push (someone or something) along or away in a rough or careless way

Phrases & Idioms

A night out on the town: to go out in a city/town and have fun (i.e.—go eat at a restaurant, go see a live band, go dancing at a club, go see some theater, etc.)

  • Are you going for a night out on the town for Valentine’s Day?

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

Take out: to go out socially with someone; especially on a date

  • Are you going to take out the new girl in accounting this weekend?

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