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.


‘And And Wreck’ is a story in the Daily Star.  It refers to a report that families in the UK have been put on alert for a invasion of ‘electric ants’ as the weather gets warmer.  Apparently armies of these ants, up to 35,000 strong, can chew through junction boxes and cables, causing blackouts and fires. The headline is a play on ‘Ant And Dec’, two of Brititish TV’s most annoying popular presenters.