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 headline “What a Fiddle” appears in the Sun, in a story about a young musician who was told she had to pay £190 for an extra seat – to take her violin onto a Ryanair flight.

Fiddle is another name for a violin and “to fiddle” means to play the violin, but “to fiddle” can also mean to act dishonestly.