Friday Fun Facts

Passenger Takes Over for Drunk Uber Driver

An Uber passenger recently ended up driving himself home when he discovered his Uber driver was drunk. Surya Oruganti claimed he ordered an Uber for an airport pickup. The driver was “drunk and drowsy” so he moved the driver to the passenger seat, documenting the incident with video and photos shared on Twitter. Uber says, “Upon learning about this incident, the driver profile was removed from the app and we are looking into the matter.”


Uber Driver Sues Buccaneers Quarterback

An Arizona Uber driver is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. The Uber driver is asking for more than $75,000 in damages claiming Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a fast food joint. The NFL suspended Winston for three games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The NFL announced the suspension after an investigation concluded Winston was in Arizona for a charity event and violated the league’s personal conduct policy by “touching the driver in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent.” Winston said, “All I can do is grow and learn from that. … I’ve made a lot of positive changes since then.”


New Words like Twerk and Bestie Added to Dictionary

Merriam-Webster has to keep up with the times. Slang words and made-up words like selfie, bestie and twerk eventually must become recognized as “real words” with a definition. The two-letter words, “ew” and OK were the shortest words added to the dictionary. Previously, OK was only recognized as “okay”. “Bizjet” and “beatdown” were also added to the new dictionary.