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.

Bow Wow… Ow For Smokey The Dog. This headline in the Daily Mail Newspaper was used on a story about a Chihuahua puppy who survived after a barbecue fork become lodged in his head during a garden party. The three inch long prong was embedded in the poor pup’s head after a bizarre mishap which saw the fork snap in half and fly through the hair and directly into the 12 week old pup.  Thankfully hel recovered after removal of the fork and treatment. Bow Wow is an informal phrase for a dog (there’s a famous song that uses this phrase) and Ow is used to described sudden pain, as in “Ow! Where did that fork come from?”