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.

‘I Want To Be The Bees’ Knees – And Elbows And Toes…’ is the headline on a picture story in The Independent newspaper about a Chinese beekeper taking part in a ‘bee attracting’ contest. The man attracted 22.9kg of bees in an hour.

‘The bees knees’ is a phrase used to describe something or someone is excellent.