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’s headline of ‘Deaf Us Do Part’ was for a story about 112 year old Abudullah Adiguzez who celebrated his 90th wedding anniversary in Arguvan, Turkey with wife Elif and put the success of their marriage down to his being deaf since the age of 60!

The headline is a play on the the phrase ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ which comes from the marriage ceremony and was also the title of a popular British TV comedy series in the 60s/70s.

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