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.

Lewis Weightman and Sam Gorman keep 53 snakes, including boa constrictors and pythons, in their home in Bulkington, Warwickshire hence the Daily Star headline 'It's Hiss & Hers.'

Hiss is used as in the noise a snake makes instead of 'his.'

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 headline from The Metro newspaper 'May: It's April' isn't a confusing statement about the months of the year, instead it relates to a story that the British Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the country would begin proceedings to leave the European Union by April next year.

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.

There Is Nothing Like A Dame is a song from the hit musical South Pacific but the headline writers on the Daily Mail modified it slightly to There's Nothing Like A Dane for the headline on a story that Sam King, from Hertfordshire, is to drive her three year old, 13st Great Dane dog Harold 2,500 miles to Tenerife, Spain to see her son after an airline told her he was too big to fly with her.