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 Daily Mirror pulls no punches in its report on former Government minister Ann Widdecombe’s salsa with professional dancer Anton du Beke in the BBC TV show Strictly Come Dancing. One judge described it as something “between horror and comedy” and the Mirror’s headline of ‘Ann Widdecombe Does The Salsaaaaargh!’ makes full use of ‘aargh’ which is used to express a negative reaction or disgust.