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.

Another headline from the Sun.  You’d have to have been living on the moon not to have heard about the announcement of Prince William’s forthcoming marriage to Kate Middleton.  “Kerching and country” is a play on the rallying cry “For king and country”.  Here “Kerching” refers to the potential one billion pound boost to Britain’s economy, through increased tourism, and probably the marketing of commemoration mugs, and tea towels.

Kerching or ka-ching is the sound that money makes.

You can hear this in use in another of my favourite songs, which I will dedicate to all the tea towel printers out there.  Ka Ching.