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 used the title of a hit US TV comedy for their story about ‘love-rat’ footballer Ashley Cole aiming to reunite with ex-wife Cheryl “and wanting to give her a third wedding ring with a diamond so big it is visible from space.”

Their headline of ‘Third Rock From The Bum’ is a play on the TV show 3rd Rock From The Sun which ran from 1996-2001.