Well, yes

Woman dies after being stabbed to death by fellow motorist in Surrey

The “to death” part tells us she died, doesn’t it?

Headline writing used to be a skilled trade……perhaps an art, an arcane one and part of the subs’ toolbox. But we no longer have subs these days….

11 comments on “Well, yes

  1. There’s a subtle difference between being stabbed and dying on the spot, versus being stabbed and going to hospital for a week before eventually dying. “Stabbed to death” implies the former.

  2. @Andrew M,

    “Woman stabbed to death by fellow motorist in Surrey” is sufficient to imply the former.

    To indicate the latter, “Woman dies in hospital after stabbing”.

  3. Local resident Emma Summers tweeted: “Can’t believe someone has been stabbed virtually on my doorstep.”

    You live in London. People being stabbed to death is hardly unknown there. OK, it is close to your house which may explain the disbelief, but honestly, who living in London is amazed at someone being stabbed these days?

  4. “I’m not allowed to say much – but the body was out there for some time.”

    You are free to say what the hell you want, dear.

  5. Rob: “You live in London. People being stabbed to death is hardly unknown there. “

    The thing that most struck me about this case (it’s looking very much like a domestic) was it happened in Ewell. That used to be a lovely area. Where the most threatening thing would be getting a cutting glance in the library for talking too loud.

    I know. I used to live there. Sad to see it go the way of the inner city.

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