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 Sun traditionally likes to get on its high horse and wave the Union Jack whenever possible so no doubt they rushed to produce this headline: ‘Splat The Blatt.’ It referred to comments by the England football manager Fabio Capello urging his team to beat Switzerland in their European Championship match at Wembley to “get some revenge” against Sepp Blatter, the Swiss-born FIFA president following the bribes/World Cup row. The dramatic headline makes use of the word ‘Splat’ (to crush or squash) and, of course, ‘Blatt’, an abbreviation of Blatter’s surname. Unfortunately for The Sun and Capello England could only manage a 2-2 draw!