So, Djenna just sent me possibly the funniest article for the beginning of this year yet. Some kid at a fraternity got “poked” by a katana.
Ann Arbor police said they arrested a man who poked an unruly partygoer with a sword Saturday morning.
Officers were called for an assault at the Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity at 820 Oxford Road at about 3 a.m. and found a 23-year-old man with a small cut on his abdomen, Detective Sgt. Richard Kinsey said.
The man refused medical treatment and told police he was at a party at the location when a resident threatened him with a sword.
Yes, for some reason the journalist who wrote this article seems to want to use “poked” to describe the assault. Although, it seems to me that anytime a sword is brandished and pierces someone else's skin, that it was in fact a stabbing—isomuch however minor the wound.
I guess that the journalist just doesn't realize that there are more gradations of assault between jabbed at and ran through.
Yes, I am assuming it was a katana, I could be wrong. The writer describes it as a “samurai sword” and in American culture that's generally only katanas.
Link, via Mlive.com