Hundreds of British tourists stranded in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh waited anxiously Friday for flights home as budget carrier easyJet said the Egyptian government had disrupted some of its flights out of Sinai, the site of a Russian jetliner crash. Tensions were high and an irate British tourist, who had waited at the airport since early morning hours, harangued U.K. Ambassador John Casson with angry shouts of: “When are we going home?” Britain had grounded all flights to and from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, saying there was a “significant possibility” the Russian airliner that crashed last Saturday, killing 224 people, was downed by a bomb. Full story >>
The cartoon by Schrank from The Independent shows a couple waiting on sun loungers with their luggage beside the swimming pool in what one assumes is an Egyptian hotel. The pool is empty except for a solitary inflatable mattress. The husband remarks to his wife, "No one told us it could be dangerous." The hotel is surrounded by a high wall topped with barbed wire. The barman looks bored because he has no one to serve. Outside we can see plumes of smoke rising and what looks like a military helicopter.
The cartoonist seems to be making the point that people going to war-torn places like Egypt for a holiday should be more aware of the risks themselves rather than relying on the government to tell them that it could be dangerous.
1. While phrases like no body, some body, and some one have evolved into the compound words nobody, somebody, and someone, the similar phrase no one has never gone this route. A quick internet search reveals that noone is surprisingly common, but the two-word form and the hyphenated form (no-one) remain far more common in books and in edited publications. Read more >>
2. "No one told us that it could be dangerous" would also be correct. "That" can be omitted in certain cases. See here for more on this.