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 from the Daily Mirror will mean absolutely nothing to you unless you are aware of a popular British TV commercial. The headline of ‘Think We Know Where They Should Have Gone’ relates to a story about an accident in which a car driver crashed into the front of an opticians¬† shop in Malvern Links, Worcestershire. The female driver of a Toyota Yaris automatic mistakenly put her foot on the accelerator and the car ended up embedded in the building! The headline is a play on the punchline ‘Perhaps She Should Have Gone to Specsavers’ for the well-known opticians.