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I have a task (from the textbook 'Progress to Proficiency' by Leo Jones) to explain the double meaning or a joke in some newspaper headlines.
However, I failed to understand some of them:
- Mine exploded on building site
- Women who smoke have lighter children (is it an analogy with light cigarettes?)
- Hospital guards stab victim (the irony is that the guardian should defend and instead he kills a person?)
- Dog rescues cat
- The teacher from hell (again, I can't see any double meaning, perhaps it's an allusion to a work of fiction or and idiom? I found that 'from hell' means 'denoting a person or thing that is particularly bad or alarming', but still I don't find the instance funny).
It's quite possible that some of these examples are too simple or evident to be discussed, but I would be very greatful for your kindly assistance.
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