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.

The Daily Star newspaper carried the headline ‘Let’s Rot In Peace’ about an Age Concern survey which showed that most Britons could prefer to be buried in their garden or a council tip than a cemetery. The headline is a play on the phrase ‘rest in peace’ which is often used in funeral prayers and the fact that items can rot in a council tip.