English In Use – ‘It’s Pablo Picash-o’

A selection of headlines from stories in the news. They use English in a way that you might think is intended to confuse but it’s all perfectly clear to the native speaker.

A simple change of one letter provides a fitting headline to a Daily Mirror story.  Seemingly a painting by Pablo Picasso fetched £28.5 million in an auction at Sotheby’s, London. The headline reads ‘It’s Pablo Picash-o’ thus replacing the second ‘s’ in Picasso  with an ‘h’.


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