And I thought it was totally accidental

Imagine that! A multimillion-dollar house with a layout that was intentional! Planned, even! And here I thought that it was totally accidental. Thanks, yahoo.com, for clarifying that:

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It’s another definition of ‘non sequitur’

You might recall reading about another non sequitur on yahoo.com. but did you know that the Yahoo! front page also displays ads?

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It’s the definition of ‘non sequitur’

This sentence is the most brilliant example of a non sequitur I’ve ever seen. It’s no surprise that it’s on the Yahoo! front page:

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Looking for the U.S. version of Yahoo?

I thought I was reading the U.S. version of Yahoo! until I read this on Yahoo! Sports:

honours sports

That spelling of honors is what you’d find on the other side of the Atlantic. That’s among several words on Yahoo! that are chiefly British, but on a site for a U.S. audience. Like this:

amongst sports

According to the blog for Oxford Dictionaries:

Many authorities (such as “Garner’s Modern American Usage”) and language blogs state that, in US English, amongst is now seen as old-fashioned, and even “pretentious”. If you are a US English speaker, therefore, and you don’t want to come across to your audience as out of date or, heaven forbid, linguistically la-di-da, then it’s advisable to opt for among.

File this under ‘Very Odd News’

Yahoo! News’ “Odd News” is indeed odd. Extremely odd. Here’s a story about speed dating, but it looks like Steven Spielberg is going around with a triceratops:

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Maybe that’s just a gal wearing a dinosaur-shaped bag on her head. That’s impressive!

My favorite show: Orange Is New the Black

OMG! Is this the worst mistake ever on Yahoo! TV?

ointb tv

How do you screw up the initials of the TV show “Orange Is the New Black”? LMAO

A high-water mark in writing

It’s a high-water mark in writing on the Yahoo! front page:

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Ha-ha. Just kidding. I am a kidder. I kid. That’s not a high-water mark in writing. It’s not even high-water mark — but it should be.

Bank-breaking water views

I just don’t know what to say about this teaser on yahoo.com. Was it written by someone just learning English? Someone unfamiliar with common English idioms? Someone who can’t write a logical statement?

fp out of budget

When discussing budgets, most people use terms like “within budget,” “not in the budget,” or “budget busting.” But I’ve never heard the expression “out of your budget.” Is that what they say in Mumbai?

But wait! There’s more! There’s the little bit about “water views that won’t break the bank.” Do you think the writer knows that it doesn’t make sense? And how did this mess get past the editor?

That must have been one gigantic insect

What does a gigantic insect do after scoring a goal in the World Cup? It lands on James Rodriguez:

insect scoring sports

Thanks to Yahoo! Sports for reporting the scoring insect!

Does your car have a microwave oven?

Stuck in traffic? Got a microwave oven handy? And some water, peanuts, Cup Noodles, and raisins? And maybe a spoon? Then you can make a snack, according to Yahoo! News:

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OK, so maybe not. The writer obviously did not read the article that this teaser refers to. The article is about food you can get at a gas station mini-mart — not food you prepare in your car when you’re stuck in rush hour traffic.

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