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.

‘Little Miss sum-shine’ is the headline in the News of the World newspaper about four year old Victoria Martindale-Wood who is about to start school in Preston, Lancashire. Victoria was born at 24 weeks, weighing 14 ounces and was only nine inches long.  Doctors feared she would not survive, but she has proved them all wrong. The headlline is a play on the hit 2006 American film Little Miss Sunshine, using ‘sum’ as in maths instead of ‘sun.’