Yesterday was the hottest day of the year with 29.1C recorded in London. The super-warm air is expected to hover over Britain until tomorrow. Southern areas will be hotter than Nouakchott, Mauritania, on the western edge of the Sahara, which saw 28C (82.4F) yesterday. Read more >>
A woman arrives home after doing the shopping to find that the fridge has disappeared from the kitchen. The contents are strewn all over the floor. She tells her husband, "Norman. Come quickly. Somebody's stolen our fridge!" Meanwhile, Norman is sitting inside the fridge in a darkened living room watching the Open golf on TV. That's one way to keep cool, I suppose. Here are some others.
'Stolen' is the past participle of the irregular verb 'to steal' (steal, stole, stolen).
According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, fridge is a shortened and altered form of refrigerator, 1926, perhaps influnced by Frigidaire (1919), a popular early brand name of the appliances.