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 Star got caught up with the Christmas spirit with it’s headline ‘Hark – The Helmand Angels Sing’ on a story about British troops in Helmand province in Afghanistan ditching their combat uniforms to dress up and take part in a nativity play. The headline was a play on the popular Christmas carol ‘Hark The Herald Angels Sing.’