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.


Sub-editors on the downmarket tabloid the Daily Star are never afraid of messing around with the English language. Their headline of ‘Davina McCall Full of Jenvy’ refers to a story about TV presenter Davina McCall expressing envy for film star Jennifer Aniston’s ‘bikini’ body. They swapped ‘Jenvy’ for ‘envy’ – get it?