English In Use – ‘Bailed Runner’

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.

The Sun’s take on the Oscar Pistorius case was a headline reading ‘Bailed Runner’ after the South African athlete, nicknamed the Blade Runner, was granted bail  after being charged with the alleged murder of his girlfriend.

*Lynne – No one could ever accuse the Sun of acting in good taste. 


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