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 perfecly clear to the native speaker.


Headline writers at The Sun couldn’t resist playing with the names of two footballing superstars. A story that Wayne Rooney’s son Kai will start training at soccer school SocaTot at the age of just 16 months, aimed at turning him into a ‘fleet footed marvel such as Ronaldinho and other Brazilian aces who developed talents from an early age’ produced the headline ‘Kai Rooneydinho At Footie School.’ They just merged the names of Rooney and Ronaldinho – simple!