English in the News

A selection of headlines from stories in the news. They use English in way that you might think is intended to confuse but it's all perfectly clear to the native speaker.

'Nice to meet you' is a popular English greeting but it gets a slight twist from the headline writers of the Daily Express who say 'N-ssssss To Meet You'on a story that a man in Ore, East Essex, found a 13foot long Burmese python in an airing cupboard. The 'ssssss' bit has been used to sound like the noise a snake might make.