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 News of the World used the headline ‘Bonk The Builder’ on a story about a UK survey which revealed that people in the construction industry are more likely to have extra-marital affairs.

The headline is play on Bob the Builder, a popular TV children’s character and ‘bonk’ which is a slang word for sexual intercourse.