Sunday, 22 November 2009

"English, mother******, do you speak it?"

From Friday's BBC News website: That penultimate story is dreadful, isn't it? Imagine a refugee minister sending hate mail!

It isn't until you click on the link that you realise that the minister actually received hate mail.

And he isn't a refugee who happens to be a minister either...



Mark Wadsworth said...

Nice bit of pedantry! But that's the beauty of English newspaper headlines. Most words can be nouns and verbs, active or passive, and sometimes adjectives as well.

banned said...

Well spotted.