Monday, October 24, 2011

45. Gave Birth to a Baby (Girl or Boy)

Has any human being ever given birth to a toddler? Adolescent? Pre-pubescent? Adult? Animal? No. We can get rid of the ‘baby’ in this phrase, as giving birth means having a baby human!  


On Wednesday, the French president’s wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to a baby girl.”

Washington Post: Moammar Gaddafi’s death: Could it boost Nicolas Sarkozy in the polls?


With Jimmy Howard and his wife Rachel celebrating the birth of a baby boy Sunday, the Wings called up Joey MacDonald on Monday morning.”

Detroit News: Red Wings promote goalie Joey MacDonald; he’s available Tuesday

She had hidden her pregnancy from her family and gave birth to a baby boy in the family’s bathroom.”

LA Times: Mother gets 5 years for drowning newborn in toilet

After weeks of feverish rumour and speculation, French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday night, her second child and husband President Nicolas Sarkozy’s fourth.” (note, though, the use of the phrase in the headline…Also, there were TONS of stories from other major publications about Bruni’s birth that used this phrase, I just grabbed the first one.)

LA Times:  It’s a girl for French president and wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy