English in the News

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.

A 12 year old boy decided to bring a 10in shell tip found on a firing range during a family trip to Dorset into Bitterne Park School, Southampton, for a 'show and tell' lesson on the Battle of the Somme resulting in the school being evacuated. The headline in The Sun newspaper was 'Show And Shell.'