Victory for white trash: The publishers Merriam-Webster have agreed to reformat dictionary entries for about 200 "offensive" words in its Collegiate Dictionary. In future, a word's possible offensiveness will be indicated before rather than after the entry. The company has, however, refused either to remove or redefine "nigger", "queer", "kike", "redneck" and "white trash", despite protests.
Sado-bestial-foot-fetishism: Thomas Capriola, 28, was freed on bail in New York on Monday after being charged with selling videotapes of women in high heels trampling on small animals. A spokesman for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the tapes, with titles such as "Vanessa, Topless Crusher" were a "foot-fetish type of thing".Reuse content