Have a ten thousand pound bonus!
Mother and child both well!
We've won the cup!
See? None of those is bad news, but it's something to shout about* all the same.
But the media will look on the gloomiest side. It's become a habit with them. I've long told myself that they can twist any story into an outrage or a tragedy, but this headline, in the Telegraph newspaper on line on 18/06/2020, took the biscuit:
Doctors warn of organ shortage as lockdown cuts fatal accidents and violent crime
Still, it was one of the few items in the week's news that actually made me laugh.
Word To Use Today: crime. The Latin word crīmen means accusation, verdict or crime...which makes me glad I'm not likely to be up in front of an Ancient Roman court.
*Well, except that shouting in public is now illegal in England, I think, because it tends to spread germs. Ah well!