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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.

'Hasta La Vista, Baby' is an iconic catchphrase from Arnold Schwarzenegger's title character in the 1991 sci-fi film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The headline writers at The Guardian newspaper have pinched it for their headline of 'Hasta La Vista, PPI' on a story that a robotic head of Schwarzenegger is to be used in a £42 million advertising campaign by the Financial Conduct Authority about making complaints about payment protection insurance irregularities.

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.

It's very short. It's absolutely the shortest history ever. 

Slow progress from the days of paper log tables through to calculators. Next came the BBC micro.

University (begun very late in life!) saw an Apple 111.

Then there was a big gap until my saviour arrived in the form of  a son who could understand them and a sister who had the patience to teach me.

The problem of course is that things change so quickly. I feel as if I am at least twenty years behind everyone else!