What would you do to escape prosecution?
Crash blossoms, as you may know, are headlines that can lead you up the garden path, semantically speaking.
Today’s Irish Times has a mild one. The word to, commonly used in headlines to indicate futurity (as in the example above), here inadvertently generates an alternative meaning in which the Dutch TV presenters ate human flesh in order to escape prosecution.
It’s a wild idea.
The headline is unlikely to be misunderstood, but it has the potential to cause a momentary miscue — replacing to with will would avoid it — and it is grammatically interesting.