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 Codmother’ is the headline in the Sun newspaper about Connie Brown who is still putting in an eight hour day, six days a  week at her chippie (fish and chip shop) – at the age of 101. Connie has clocked up a staggering 81 years in charge of the shop in Pembroke, South Wales, that she set up with her late husband Sidney in 1928. The headline is a play on the hit Hollywood film The Godfather, using the fish ‘cod’ in the title.