Bounty

September 2021

Cartoon by Gymglish

Know your "bounties"

Bounty Hunter: From Clint Eastwood to Clint Eastwood, police have always found a way to outsource hard work (to Clint Eastwood).

Mutiny on the Bounty: You would mutiny too on a boat without an open bar.

Bounty (candy bar): Coconut encased in chocolate. Its creator should have a bounty on their head.

Definitions

A ($100) bounty: a prize or reward given as an incentive, generally by the government.

To have a bounty on one's head: to be wanted, sought after (dead or alive).

Bounties in the news

This month, the state of Texas passed a law banning abortions after 6 weeks and offering a $10k bounty for denouncing anyone aiding a woman to abort.

Even dictators aren't this generous with their snitches.

Notable Bounties

Billy the Kid: Gunslinging teen outlaw. Inspiration for US high-schoolers.

Osama Bin Laden: A short but distinguished career in altering the course of human history.

Dr. Any Person, OBGYN: Wanted for the heinous crime of providing healthcare to women.
Cartoon by Gymglish

Definitions

A ($100) bounty: a prize or reward given as an incentive, generally by the government.

To have a bounty on one's head: to be wanted, sought after (dead or alive).

Bounties in the news

This month, the state of Texas passed a law banning abortions after 6 weeks and offering a $10k bounty for denouncing anyone aiding a woman to abort.

Even dictators aren't this generous with their snitches.

Know your "bounties"

Bounty Hunter: From Clint Eastwood to Clint Eastwood, police have always found a way to outsource hard work (to Clint Eastwood).

Mutiny on the Bounty: You would mutiny too on a boat without an open bar.

Bounty (candy bar): Coconut encased in chocolate. Its creator should have a bounty on their head.

Notable Bounties

Billy the Kid: Gunslinging teen outlaw. Inspiration for US high-schoolers.

Osama Bin Laden: A short but distinguished career in altering the course of human history.

Dr. Any Person, OBGYN: Wanted for the heinous crime of providing healthcare to women.

The Word of the Month is created by Gymglish, in partnership with LeMonde.fr

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