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Brits Behaving Britishly Bad

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Dec. 16, 2014

  Brits Behaving Britishly Bad

(1) Literature professor Thomas Docherty was back at work in October following his nine-month suspension from the University of Warwick for "inappropriate sighing" during meetings with a senior colleague, along with "making ironic comments" and "negative body language."

(2) In October, Andrew Davies, 51, was ordered by magistrates in High Wycombe, England, not to lie down in public places anymore (unless genuinely stricken by emergency). Previously, he had a habit of making bogus "999" (911) calls to get attention, and when police confiscated his phone, he began compensating by lying in roads until compassionate passersby called for ambulances. [Daily Telegraph, 10-24-2014] [Daily Mirror, 10-30-2014]

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