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.


Film references are a handy stand-by for sub-editors so the Daily Mirror’s headline on a picture story about two gorillas punching each other in Detroit Zoo was ‘Gorillas In The Fist’, a play on the the title of the 1988  Sigourney Weaver film ‘Gorillas In The Mist.’