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Last night's lightning storms proved that nobody knows how to spell lightning

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Summer weather July 4th 2015 Source: PA WIRE

LAST NIGHT THE UK’s heatwave meant it was a bumper evening for lightning flashes.

LIGHTNING flashes. Not ‘lightening’ flashes. Are you listening, Twitter?

‘Lightening’, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is…

A drop in the level of the womb during the last weeks of pregnancy as the head of the fetus engages on the pelvis.

Which frankly gives a new level of meaning to these tweets:

Mad indeed.

And the burns, they came thick and fast…

(Unfortunate shortening of the word ‘though’, though).

 

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