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 Mail’s headline of ‘That’s the spirit’ refers to the fact that vodka made in Hereford in the UK has been voted the best in the world, beating off competition from Poland and Russia.

The phrase “that’s the spirit” is usually used to encourage or praise someone for having the right attitude, but of course “spirit” is also a word used to describe a strong alcoholic drink.