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Via David Moles:

9-year-old girl marries dog in India

A 9-year-old girl was married to a stray dog in a ceremony attended by more than 100 guests in a village in India's eastern state of Bengal as part of a ritual intended to ward off a bad omen, newspapers reported Thursday.


Karnamoni's tooth had grown on her upper gum, which Santhals consider a bad omen.

Even with a dog-sized dowry, it's probably still cheaper than braces.

David had this to say:

The lesson, of course, is not that them foreigners is weirdos, but that the English language is sorely lacking in words to describe a culture with a richer world of relationships and rituals than we in the west end of Eurasia are used to.

I'd hoped he was being tongue-in-cheek here, but I don't think so. Either way, you can read my response in his comments section.

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