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One word too many

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The past year has seen a new word surreptitiously sneaked into our vocabulary by the media, presumably as an aid to popularity ratings.

"Glassing"  refers to the horrendous facial injury inflicted by broken drinking glasses wielded by gutless, brutal, inhuman men, often upon their female companions.

Does this cowardly, hideous act of thuggery deserve to be dignified by a word in our language, or simply treated as the disgraceful violent physical assault that it is, with mandatory incarceration of the perpetrators?

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  1. Haven't heard that term here in America – but it does happen.No, a new word isn't warranted … assault with a deadly weapon is assault with a deadly weapon no matter what the weapon is.

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  2. It would be nice if we did not have the bad behaviour to start with.

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