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.

Corniest headline of the week must be an offering from The Sun on a story that pupils in England have slumped to their lowest ever rating in maths. The headline reads; ‘It’s Gone From Add To Worse,” and it’s a play on the phrase “to go from bad to worse”, which means a bad situation¬†gets worse than it already was. ¬†Those clever chaps at The Sun changed ‘bad’ to ‘add’ as in mathematics!