The good, the bad, and the weird

The good A British soldier in Afghanistan threw himself onto a grenade to protect his squad suffered only a bloody nose, reported March 30. He is being recommended for the Victoria Cross, the U.K.’s highest honor.

The bad The remains of local soldier Matt Maupin were found, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported March 30. The 2001 graduate of Glen Este High school in Cincinnati was captured April 9, 2004 when his motor convoy was attacked in Iraq. He was the only soldier in Iraq still on the “Captured-Missing” list.

The weird More parents are using text lingo to name their children, the Daily Mail reported March 30. Such changes include simplifying names, such as Laura becoming Lora and Felicity becoming Flicity. Some parents are incorporating punctuation, such as Cameron changing to Cam’ron.