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.



A simple switch of words seems to have satisfied this sub-editor on the Daily Star – ‘Hugh Grant Not So Sheen’ is the headline on a story that actor Hugh Grant has turned down£600,000 an episode to replace Charlie Sheen in the hit US TV show Two And A Half Men. Charlie’s surname ‘Sheen’ has replaced the word ‘Keen’.