From Yahoo! Sports‘ “Ball Don’t Lie”:
What? You didn’t like that? You were expecting maybe an or following “either the Houston Rockets”? Me, too. But this is Yahoo! and correlative conjunctions like either…or are simply too complex for its writers. So, we forgive.
Yes, we forgive because clearly the correlative conjunctions like neither…nor are a profound and mysterious construction:
If the Einstein had used the word nor instead of or, this would have made some sense — not the sense the writer intended, but some sense. What the writer actually said with that double negative (neither and haven’t) is that both Daryl Morey and Sam Hinkie have commented blah, blah, blah. What he meant: Neither Morey nor Hinkie has commented…
So, there is a lot to be not on the writer’s side here, including this sentence:
Regular readers of Terribly Write will recognize the end of that sentence from a few days ago. Now we know where it came from.