Ordinarily Not

Woman ‘Finds Frog in Spinach’

VIENNA ~ Even Popeye’s stomach would probably have churned at the grisly find made by a 32-year-old mother from Vienna who decided to cook frozen spinach for her family’s evening meal, the daily Oesterreich reported on Tuesday.

Martina R. told the newspaper she thought the spinach was a bit “lumpy” as it bubbled in the saucepan. But it was only when she went to dish out a serving for her young daughter that she noticed there was a dead frog in it.

“My stomach turned. It was almost whole, except for a missing leg that I probably knocked off when I stirred the spinach,” the shocked housewife said.

Police HQ Robbed

OSLO ~ Thieves broke into the Norwegian criminal police’s headquarters in Oslo, making off with several computers, police said on Monday.

“I can confirm that we were the victim of a robbery overnight, Saturday to Sunday,” Pia Solhaug, a spokeswoman for Norway’s criminal police Kripos, said.

“Several computers were taken,” she added.

Meh: New Word for Indifference

LONDON ~ Meh, a word that indicates a lack of interest or enthusiasm, has become the latest addition to the Collins English Dictionary.

The word, which beat hundreds of other suggestions from members of the public, will feature in the 30th anniversary edition of the dictionary, which is to be published next year.

Though the word apparently originates from North America, Collins said this week it was now widely used on the internet, and was increasingly seen in British spoken English.

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