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.


This headline appeared in the Sun in a story about Daniel Radcliffe.  Seemingly the star of “Harry Potter” was spotted in a bar in St Petersburgh in Russia on a wild night out to celebrate his 21st birthday.  The headline is a reference to his drunken state.  “One over the eight” means “drunk”, but of course they ‘cleverly’ used “wand” in reference to his wizardly past.