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 English press like nothing better than a story about a foreigner making a fool of himself. The story about French filmstar Gerard Depardieu urinating in front of passengers on a Paris-Dublin flight had the headline writers wetting themselves with excitement.

I’ve picked the Independent’s headline, ‘The Man Who Went Oui Oui On A Plane’, a nice play on ‘wee wee’ which is slang for urinating.