English In Use – ‘Snob The Builder’

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

According to the Daily Mirror, Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget will help the rich buy second homes. Hence their playful headline of ‘Snob The Builder’, using the word ‘snob’ as in a person who aspires to social prominence and the children’s TV animation, Bob The Builder.  Gives a whole new meaning to “Can he fix it?”, doesn’t it?

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