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.

‘Do you take….? I yabba dabba do!’ is the headline in the Sun newspaper about two couples who had a Flintstones-themed double wedding in Norwich. One couple dressed as Fred and Wilma Flintstone and one as Barney and Betty Rubble. The 165 guests dressed as cavemen and women and the two best men as dinosaurs. The headline uses a well-known phrase from the cartoon/film to replace the usual response at a wedding of “I do”.

You can learn more about British wedding customs and culture here.