Cannon misfire

Someone needs to tell the writer for Yahoo! News‘ “The Lookout” that there’s a difference between a rule or law (known as a canon) and the large piece of weaponry (or a cannon):

news canon

Cannon misfire

The canons of polite society do not allow me to express my true feelings about the Yahoo! News writer who can’t tell a principle or law from a large mounted weapon:

But they can’t stop me from associating firing with cannons.

Loose cannon

If you can’t stand homophonic errors, then you shouldn’t be reading Yahoo! Shine. Especially this:

This writer is a loose cannon, who can screw up something as simple as a book title. (Huck Finn is a character; the book is “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”)

I assume that the “cannon” she refers to is Christopher Cannon, the author of “The Grounds of English Literature.” But that makes no sense. This loose cannon doesn’t know the difference between a large weapon that fires large balls and a group of literary works (that would be a canon).

Choice words for Teen Choice Awards

OMG! This is like totally awesome! The writer of a Yahoo! omg! blog got to attend the Teen Choice Awards. And the experience apparently had an effect on her — or at least on her ability to write:

choice omg 1

It’s not often you see a plural formed with an apostrophe. I kinda like it. I’m also groovin’ on the missing apostrophe in the contraction. And if you love prepositions, just pile ‘em on! And “the Levi Johnston”! It’s kickass. Kinda like The Donald. Come to think of it, maybe the blogger should have written The Levi Johnston.

What I really envy, ya know, is the writer’s complete freedom to use words without regard to their meaning:

choice omg 2

Like who cares if canon means “a code of laws established by a church”? You understood what she meant, right? Sweet :)


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