English in the News – Grim Sleeper

The grim reaper

A headline from the Sun “Grim Sleeper” warns us that people who suffer from insomnia carry an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.

The headline is a play on the words “Grim Reaper”, a term used to describe death, who is often portrayed in the form of a cloaked skeleton wielding a large scythe.

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