I love the way tabloid papers add a punchy description before the name of someone in the news. For example "Lanky love cheat Peter Crouch." Today the Sun describes the woman who outraged animal lovers by dumping a pet cat in a wheelie bin as "MOGGIE mauler Mary Bale.."
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