English In Use – Klingon To Youth

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 Sun mixes pop music and film sci-fi for its headline on a picture story about 60s pop icon Dave Clark, from the group Dave Clark Five. Now aged 70, they reckon he looks like the Klingon Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The headline of ‘Klingon To Youth’ is a play on ‘clinging to youth.’

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