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.
‘The Yolk’s On You’ – a headline in the Daily Star on a story about an attempt by Nick Griffin, the head of the British right-wing BNP party to hold a press conference outside the Houses of Parliament in London after being elected as a Euro MP. The conference was abandoned after Griffin was egged (pelted with eggs) by an angry crowd . Instead of using the word ‘joke’, as in “the jokes on you”, the headline-writers used ‘yolk’ as in “egg yolk”.