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 Daily Star report on a story that Hollywood film star Brad Pitt has started filming a zombie thriller in Falmouth in the English county of Cornwall carries the headline ‘Brad Pitt In Cornish Nasty.’ This is a play on ‘Cornish Pasty’ which is a traditional English pastry filled with beef, sliced or diced potation, swede and onion.