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.


Apparently Victoria Beckham (of Posh and Becks fame) has hired a top Hollywood exercise guru to help her shed baby weight. This has prompted the News of the World headline  ‘Posh ‘n’ pecs’ substituting ‘pecs’ (short for pectoral muscle) for ‘Becks’ – the nickname of her footballer husband David Beckham.