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Good day, bad day: August 14, 2012
"F-bomb" is officially added to the dictionary, while a hearse driver dies while driving a body to a funeral — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Irony alert: A hearse driver in Beverly Hills reportedly died of natural causes while transporting a body to a funeral.
Irony alert: A hearse driver in Beverly Hills reportedly died of natural causes while transporting a body to a funeral.

GOOD DAY FOR:

Career cats
Cats are increasingly being used in fashion modeling, with the most photogenic felines earning up to $20,000 a year. [BuzzFeed]

Justifying your use of slang
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary adds slang words like "F-bomb," "sexting," and "man cave" to its official listings. [The Daily What]

Keeping everything in writing
A group of Somali pirates sends out (somewhat incoherent) form letters to the owners of every ship it hijacks. [HyperVocal]

BAD DAY FOR:

Trusting your fellow man
Thieves drive off with a New Yorker's Maserati after he obliges their request to pose for photographs inside his car. [Gothamist]

Crowd-sourcing
A Mountain Dew marketing campaign crowd-sources the name for its new apple-flavored soft drink, and the internet coughs up hopeless names like "Diabeetus" and "Gushing Granny." [Geekosystem]

Irony
A hearse driver dies of natural causes while transporting a body to a funeral. [Newser]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: August 13, 2012

 

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