How do you hang an airport?

I should have stopped reading when I saw this photo caption at the top of an article on Yahoo! News‘ “The Ticket”:

Thinking the missing apostrophe might be a simple oversight, I made the mistake of reading the article. Dumb! I don’t know why anyone (including me) would believe a reporter who thinks this is a city in Florida:

It’s not; the city is Fort Myers. A journalist who doesn’t bother to Google the city to get its name right (or who doesn’t have an editor to do it for him) doesn’t inspire confidence. So, I was a bit skeptical when I read something about an airport hanger:

Is that a clothes hanger in an airport? Or something that hangs an airport, because if it is, I’d pay to see that. I wonder if it would also hang the airport’s hangar and all the planes stored inside it.

I continued reading and quickly stumbled. While vague, this sentence makes no sense to me:

Just in case you thought the reporter made a typographical error with the hanger banger, he repeats his choice of hanger:

I still don’t know how you hang an airport.

When did Lady Gaga change her position on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”?

It seems that Lady Gaga has reversed her position concerning the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” At least that’s the case if you believe everything you read on Yahoo! News‘ “The Upshot.”

I’m likely to be skeptical of anything I read by a writer who confuses a hanger steak with a hangout for aircraft:

Whoa! When did that happen?

Actually, Ms. Gaga is urging the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” It’s kinda different from urging its passage, don’t cha think?

Normally I wouldn’t point out a minor typo, but when combined with the rest of the errors, it convinces me that I can’t believe everything I read on Yahoo!:

You don’t see this every day. Thank goodness

Here’s something you don’t see often — unless you’re a reader of Yahoo!:

Most people — excluding the writer for Yahoo! TV — know that a hangar is a building for storing aircraft.

It’s still not something in a closet

The benefit mentioned in this Yahoo! omg! photo caption isn’t being held in a closet, but in a hangar:

It’s not the first time Yahoo! has confused a hanger with a hangar. Maybe it’s time to hang it up.

It must be a mighty big hanger…

in a mighty big closet to accommodate a fundraising party. Perhaps the writer of this Yahoo! omg! photo caption confused the device for hanging clothes with the aircraft shelter, which is a hangar:

The hanger/hangar homophone confusion isn’t new. I remember having problems with distinguishing the two words when I was in fourth grade. It was also that year that I learned that the possessive of women is women’s.

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