English In Use – ‘Cold Paw’

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

The phrase ‘Cold War’, which is often used to signify the frosty relationship between Russia and the West, seems to be coming back into fashion, but the headline writers on the Daily Telegraph have adapted it for their headline of ‘Cold Paw’ on a story that Britain and Russia were considered favourites for the World’s Best Cat award at the London Catshow, utilising ‘paw’ as in cat’s paw.


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