It would be difficult to be the lowest rung on any totem pole, despite what you might read on Yahoo! Travel:
A totem pole does not have rungs. Ladders have rungs.
In this episode of “You Write the Top, I’ll Write the Bottom” from the Yahoo! front page, we witness the confusion over the use of the hyphen:
It seems that the person writing the top of this module thinks home run doesn’t require a hyphen, even when used as an adjective. But the person responsible for the bottom part, thinks it needs a hyphen. Maybe a little communication between the two is in order. (Of course, I’m assuming that two people are responsible for this inconsistency; I can’t imagine one person making a mistake like that.)
You have to admit that in this picture on the Yahoo! front page, Elsa looks blue — if by “blue” you mean sad:
What the writer is really saying? The Disney princess is blue, like Alfred Angelo’s dress. What the writer really meant? Like the Disney princess’s dress, Alfred Angelo’s dress will be blue.
Who is Joe Zee? According to today’s Yahoo! front page, he’s a Yahoo! Style editor:
Except that a few days ago, the same people claimed he was the editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Style:
But over at Yahoo! Style, his byline says he’s editor in chief (no hyphen required):
Who is Joe Zee? I guess he works at Yahoo!, a company that can’t decide what to call him.
You know what would be a better way for the editor in chief of Yahoo! Style to thank someone? Getting his name right:
This misspelling isn’t even close. The president and publisher is Paul Turcotte. The writer could also show some respect for his readers by employing correct grammar. He should be thanking Mr. Turcotte for “having Gigi and me,” not “Gigi and I.”
I just don’t see how this could make sense to anyone, except maybe the writer for Yahoo! TV:
Does this mean we’ll won’t see some characters only briefly? So we’ll see them for a long time? Huh?
Could it be that the poor muddled writer meant:
… there may be more characters we won’t see or we’ll see only briefly
… there may be more characters we’ll see only briefly or not at all