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 had plenty of fun with their headline on a story about actress Uma Thurman’s hair for her role as Medusa in a new film called Percy Jackson and The Olympians.  The headline was ‘Uma’s Adder New Scare-do’. Medusa is a figure from Greek mythology  with hair of living, venomous snakes and the Mirror used ‘Adder’ (a viper) instead of ‘had a’ and ‘Scare-do’ instead of ‘hair-do.’