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.

‘It’s Paw Driving’ is a headline in the Daily Star about 43 year old Hayden Williams of Mold, North Wales, who was given a six month driving ban and fined £60 for failing to have proper control of his van.

A court heard that traffic police saw Williams driving the van with a poodle sitting on his knee, and the dog’s front paws were on the steering wheel. The headline susbtituted the word ‘paw’ for ‘poor’.

!Note – paw / poor / pore / pour are homophones.