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.

According to The Sun, singer Justin Timberlake is “romancing four of Hollywood’s hottest babes at the same time.” That’s all they needed for this headline: ‘Naughty Justin Is Into Four Play’, a cheeky twist on the word ‘foreplay’, which according to the Cambridge Advanced Dictionary is “the sexual activity such as kissing and touching that people do before they have sex”.