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By Albert Jack

This can be a publication for everybody who has ever questioned why pubs can be known as The go Keys, The Dew Drop lodge or The wish and Anchor. You'll be completely happy to understand that there are first-class - unusual and remarkable - purposes in the back of all of them. After a lot learn approximately (and in) pubs, Albert Jack brings jointly the tales in the back of pub names to bare how they give attention-grabbing and subversive insights on our historical past, customs, attitudes and jokes in exactly a similar method that nursery rhymes do. The Royal Oak, for example, commemorates the tree that concealed Charles II from Cromwell's forces after his defeat at Worcester; The Bag of Nails is a corruption of the Bacchanals, the crazed fans of Bacchus, the god of wine and drunkenness; The Cat and the mess around a mangling of Catherine l. a. Fidele and a guarded gesture of aid for Henry VIII's first, Catholic, spouse Catherine of Aragon; plus many, many extra. the following too are much more evidence approximately every little thing from ghosts to consuming songs to the foundations of cribbage and shove ha'penny, displaying that, finally, the tale of pub background is basically the tale of our personal well known background.

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Police say three men tried to rob an Albuquerque man who had placed a newspaper ad to sell a gun. The robbers arranged a meeting, then beat and sprayed Mace on the gun seller in an attempt to steal the weapon. Surprise! The gun seller was ipso facto a gun owner. Eighteenyear-old Carlos intercepted a bullet and died before rescue crews arrived. One can understand the mistake of robbing a man who unexpectedly pulls out a gun and shoots—but if a robber singles out a victim because he is selling a gun, there’s no excuse for being surprised to discover he is armed.

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Com and The Associated Press Dumb, Dumber, Darwin LAW ENFORCEMENT: CRIME DOES PAY 35 DARWIN AWARD: RISKY REENACTMENT Unconfirmed by Darwin 23 OCTOBER 1993, ILLINOIS A police officer trying to show another patrolman how their fellow officer accidentally killed himself, accidentally killed himself while reenacting the shooting incident a week later. 357 Magnum, shot himself in the stomach, and died in a car crash while driving himself to the hospital. Death comes to all men, but some just can’t wait.

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