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.



Here The News of the World is reporting on a story that UK consumers are to benefit from a decision by France’s champagne producers to slash prices in order to offload millions of unsold cases of bubbly, with the headline ‘Let’s Get Fizzical.’

This is a play on the 1981 No.1 US hit song ‘Let’s Get Physical’ by Olivia Newton John, replacing the word physical with the made up “fizzical” alludes to the fizzy nature of champagne.