A selection of headlilnes 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.

‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ is a popular chant used by football fans, aimed at referees whose decisions have angered them. It was adapted by The Sun newspaper for a headline of ‘You Dough Know What You’re Doin’ on a story about Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea who was pictured taking a bite from a doughnut only days after he was caught scoffing one in a supermarket without paying for it. In a Spanish TV interview, de Gea said the incident was because of a misunderstanding due to his poor English.