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 showed a glimpse of political awareness in the headline for their story about a postcard, sent in 1924 (the year Stalin took power), the postcard was written to order scythes and stamped with a George V penny stamp.  It has finally arrived at its destination in Sheffield.

Making the most of the Stalin reference, their headline reads ‘Stal-led Order’.