That would be the definition of remains

I don’t know why I bother to read an article when the headline contains an error. Not surprisingly, the offending header is on Yahoo! News:

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The U.S. retirement plan is a 401(k) — the parentheses are part of its name, which is taken from subsection 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code. The writer is so sure that the plan requires no parentheses, he omits them again:

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What would be the living remains of a cat? I was just wondering since the writer tells us about the deceased remains of a cat:

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Do you think that word missing in “started move on” is the last error. Calm down on that optimism. There’s just one more bit of nonsense:

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I’m stumped. How do you calm down on optimism? How do you write stuff like that and still have a job?

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2 Responses to “That would be the definition of remains”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    The writer’s ineptitude is boundless – and his moral compass is in need of adjustment. Why wold he think that we would hope that Mr. Hardin would renege on his promise?

    I usually think of a reward as being given, not taken.

    • Laura Says:

      I think the writer is just not really familiar with the nuances of the English language, so I wouldn’t judge his morality quite so harshly. The writer is just a horrible writer.


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