A selection of headlines from stories in the news.  They use English in a way that you might think is intended to confuse, but it’s all perfectly clear to the native speaker.

This is a News of the World headline on a story about comedian Russell Brand who cheated on girlfriend Emma Lees by seeing old flame Laura Gallacher.

The word Laura is used in the headline instead of ‘lorra’ which is Liverpudlian slang for ‘a lot of’.

A “love rat” isn’t a loving rodent, rather it’s a term used to describe a man who has a secret sexual relationship with someone other than his wife or girlfriend.