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.

Headline in the Sun newspaper reads ‘Trouser Jumping Lads Are Jean-ius’ which relates to a story about a hit YouTube video showing youths back flipping into their jeans, including jumping off swings, dropping from buildings and using a pogo! The Sun says that the video has had five million hits, giving  them LEG-endary web status. The headline replaces the word genius with ‘Jean-ius’.


You can watch the video here.