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 Mirror sported the headline, ‘Celebrity Chef John is Stewed’.  They were referring to a story about TV chef John Burton Race who was dragged to the ground and cuffed after fighting two policemen who tried to arrest him for drunk driving. He was fined £1,370 and banned from driving for 14 months by a court in Devon.

!Note – The word ‘stewed’ in the headline is slang for drunk.