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65,683.  The claim that the word bridal is a corruption of bride-ale – a special beer brewed for weddings.  No, it isn’t, all right?  I don’t care how many sources you can find that say this – it’s not true.

 

Bridal does come from bride-ale, in Anglo-Saxon brýd-ealo, but ale was being used here in its secondary sense of 'a festival or merry-meeting at which much ale was drunk’ ... By the 14th century bridal had come to mean the whole proceedings of the wedding or marriage.  Martyn Cornell online article 17th November 2010, ‘Bride ale – Too Many of You are Getting this Wrong

 

 

65,684.  Of course I do have a slight advantage over the rest of you.  It helps in a pinch to be able to remind your bride that you gave up a throne for her.  (Bride & Edward VIII)  Edward VIII

 

 

65,685.  When I got married, the Sun ran the headline: ‘Here comes the bride, all fat and wide’.  Luckily, it was a few days after the wedding – but it was still hideous to read at a great romantic moment.  (Bride & Wedding)  Jo Brand

 

 

84,685.  And sooner dance upon a bloody pole

Than stand uncovered to the vulgar groom.  William Shakespeare, The First Part of the Contention II Henry VI IV i 129-130, Suffolk

 

 

65,686.  I will die bravely, like a bridegroom.  William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear IV v 187, Lear

 

 

95,315.  Well, what I mean is that I shouldn't mind being a bride at a wedding, if I could be one without having a husband.  Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

 

 

99,936.  ‘Sonita!  Sonita!  Sonita!  (Bride & Marriage & Forced Marriage & Rap & Domestic Violence)  Storyville: Brides for Sale - Sonita, BBC 2016, Sonita raps down with the kids

 

99,937.  How much did they offer as a bridge price? —  $3,000.  But my dad wants more money.  (Bride & Marriage & Forced Marriage & Rap & Domestic Violence)  ibid.  girl to girl  

 

99,938.  Girl 1:  ‘And worse, he already has a wife and kids.’

 

Girl 2:  ‘You’re lucky; at least they asked you.’  

 

Girl 3:  ‘Did you agree nor did they beat you?

 

Girl 1:  ‘At first, they beat me up.  Then I agreed.  (Bride & Marriage & Forced Marriage & Rap & Domestic Violence)  ibid.

 

99,939.  ‘Cant you see that I’m just at teen?  But he doesn’t answer, just leaves me there.’  (Bride & Marriage & Forced Marriage & Rap & Domestic Violence)  ibid.  Sonita rap lyrics  

 

 

102,944.  It’s a big day for Phyllis, but it’s an even bigger day for me –  employer of the bride.  (Office & Bride)  The Office US s3e15, Phyllis’ Wedding

 

 

110,371.  Bangkok: capital of Thailand, love capital of the world.  Hundreds of thousands of Western men travel here each year in search of the eastern promise of a Thai woman.  My mission: to find out why.  My first port of call: one of Bangkok’s largest marriage agencies: Anglo-Thai introductions.  (Thailand & Bride)  Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends s3e5: Thai Brides, BBC 2017

 

110,372.  ‘They’re brought up to look after the man.’  (Thailand & Bride)  ibid.  agency bloke Ron

 

 

130,011.  I’ve come to Syria to meet women who left the West to join the so-called Islamic State.  Now IS has been defeated, their home countries don’t want them back: they see them as a threat.  Most now claim the didn’t know anything about the brutality of IS.  They say they stayed at home and cooked.  (Islamic State & Bride & Syria & Kurds & Refugees)  Stacey Dooley for Panorama, Stacey Meets the IS Brides, BBC 2019

 

130,012.  Since then the Kurds who fought IS to gain control of this part of Syria have been left with radicalised foreigners nobody wants.  (Islamic State & Bride & Syria & Kurds & Refugees)  ibid.  

 

130,013.  One of the female guards was stabbed to death.  Shamima Begum, who left the UK when she was fifteen … is no longer here, but I would like to talk to other British women in the camp.  (Islamic State & Bride & Syria & Kurds & Refugees)  ibid.   

 

130,014.  Support for IS is still very strong.  (Islamic State & Bride & Syria & Kurds & Refugees)  ibid.   

 

130,015.  … Inside their tents, but with the atmosphere so tense [sic] …  (Islamic State & Bride & Syria & Kurds & Refugees)  ibid.   

 

130,016.  They [Yadizi women] were saying some of the Isis women were far worse than the men … No-one saw anything apart from an oven.  (Islamic State & Bride & Syria & Kurds & Refugees)  ibid. 

 

130,017.  I finally hear British accents.  (Islamic State & Bride & Syria & Kurds & Refugees)  ibid. 

 

130,018.  I didn’t turn my back on democracy.  You did.  You knew what Isis stood for.  (Islamic State & Bride & Syria & Kurds & Refugees)  ibid.  Stacey to Isis women 

 

130,019.  It’s hard to know where the truth lies.  (Islamic State & Bride & Syria & Kurds & Refugees)  ibid. 

 

 

130,051.  How common is this in the United States?  How frequently are we marrying off little girls to men?  (Bride & Children & Abuse & Paedophilia & Marry)  I Was a Child Bride, Elizabeth Vargas reporting, CI 2019

 

130,052.  Between 2000-2010 an estimated 248,000 child marriages in the United States.  (Bride & Children & Abuse & Paedophilia & Marry)  ibid.  caption

 

130,053.  ‘I was forced to marry my rapist at 11.’  (Bride & Children & Abuse & Paedophilia & Marry)  ibid.  victim

 

 

130,090.  For more than fifty years the Polcevera bridge stood as a landmark in the city of Genoa.  It was one of the most famous bridges in Italy.  But on 14th August 2018 disaster struck.  43 people died, 13 were injured: it was one of the worst bridge collapses in Europe for more than a century.  So why did the bridge collapse?  And was anyone to blame?  Around the world people are now asking, How safe are our bridges?  When Bridges Collapse: The Genoa Disaster, BBC 2019

 

130,091.  17 cars and 10 lorries had fallen with the bridge.  ibid.

 

130,092.  The suspended parts of the bridge still hung precariously over blocks of flats: more than 600 people were forced to evacuate the apartments here.  ibid.

 

130,093.  Europe’s road have hundreds of bridges of the same age.  ibid.

 

130,094.  Its design contained a serious flaw … He [Morandi] bundled all his [steel] cables together and covered them in concrete to create single giant stays.  ibid.

 

130,095.  The close shave with the Hammersmith Flyover shows how cables buried in concrete can rust.  ibid.  

 

130,096.  It was not an isolated incident.  In the last six years six other bridges have collapsed in Italy killing six people.  ibid.