English In use – ‘Tortal Recrawl’

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.

‘Total Recall’ was the title of a hit 1990 sci-film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The headline writers at The Sun cleverly converted to ‘Tortal Recrawl’ on a story about runaway tortoise Arnie who turned up at his family’s old home in Middleton, Shropshire two years after disappearing!

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