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 Royal wedding has obsessed the tabloid press and they’ve had a field day. The Sun’s headline of ‘The Bride and Vroom’ was about a picture story of Prince William riding home on his 180mph Ducati motorbike prior to his wedding to Kate Middleton. The headline used the word ‘Vroom’ (the sound of an engine revving up) instead of ‘groom’, the word used to describe a man who is getting married.