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 Sun, that bastion of British reportage (sarcasm), throws its spotlight on a couple in Bristol, who are living off the state with 12 children.  Another way of saying 12 is “a dozen”, so instead of saying “Doesn’t it make you sick?” as they try to outrage the great British public, they play with the headline “Dozen it make you sick?”