Monday, 16 September 2019

Shocked I tell you, shocked!

From The Daily Mail:

Bull-runner, 26, gets gored in the leg twice before being flipped into the air and dragged along the street in front of shocked onlookers

How do they work that out? It's like saying people were 'shocked' to see a man knocked unconscious at a boxing match, or a crash in a stock car race.


Penseivat said...

Newton' s Third Law - For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Also known as the Law of Unintended Consequences. Cretin!

Bayard said...

I think that they have to say that the onlookers are "shocked", it's part of the accepted usage. They know, we know, everyone knows that this is exactly the sort of thing the onlookers go to see.

Timbotoo said...

Also known as the “Darwin Awards”.