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2010-04-28 15:15:00

Australia's government warned young people not to jump on the "sexting" bandwagon on Wednesday, and said that sending provocative images by mobile phones could have "very bad long-term consequences." Tanya Plibersek, minister for the Status of Women, said this was a rising "ranch culture phenomenon" and it is a part of youth culture that "completely passes adults by." "Things like people filming sexual assaults on mobile phones ... taking pornographic pictures ... and passing them around,"...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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