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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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