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.
‘This Asda be the Wrong Way’ is a headline from Sky News, about an Asda delivery driver who got into a tight spot – after blindly following his SatNav into dense woodland. The supermarket driver followed the directions the SatNav was giving him in his 6ft-wide van, until he eventually got stuck on a 3ft-wide footpath. He eventually had to abandon his Mercedes vehicle near Rosendale, Lancashire.The headline uses “Asda”, the name of the supermarket the driver works for, instead of “has to”.