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.


No, we’re not turning into one of “those” magazines.  The down-market tabloid newspaper The Sun loves to titillate, and the story of former erotic actress, Teresa Scott, from Nottingham, who gave up her career to write Christian books, was a godsend to the sub-editors. The headline was ‘Porn Again Christian.’

The headline is a play on the phrase “Born again Christian”,  which is used to refer to a Christian who has experienced a dramatic conversion to faith in Jesus.  Here they’ve substituted the word “porn” for “born”.  Got it?