I have no idea what this means. But it’s on Yahoo! Style so it’s not surprising that a headline makes no sense:
Maybe it’s just one more trick played on readers by Yahoo! staffers.
There seems to be a basic tenet of writing that’s missing at the Yahoo! front page: Learn to read, and then learn to write about what you’ve read. So, here’s the result when a writer can’t read and summarize an article that’s been written at an eighth grade level:
So, Mr. Abbamonte has been to all the nations in the U.N. and is planning on visiting 321 more? Considering there’s only 324 countries and regions in the world, that’s quite a feat.
Here’s what the article says:
Oh, lordie. Where does the management at Yahoo! Style find these writers? Do they bother to verify if writers can speak and write in English? Do they check to see if they’re familiar with common idioms? Do they bother to edit their writing? No and no and no. That would be my guess after reading this:
The expressions are “behind the curve” and “no holds barred.” This writer is way behind the curve when it comes to writing.
If you know that ’tis is a contraction of it is, then you understand the need for the apostrophe. If you have no idea what ’tis means, you’ll omit the apostrophe, like the writer for Yahoo! Style did:
If you’re a grown woman, you should appreciate the utility of the apostrophe. You should also appreciate the difference between woman and women.
So, you already have your Halloween costume. You’re going to your BFF’s party as a slutty slut. But the boss just announced that everyone must come to work in costume on October 31. Your slutty slut is kinda NSFW. You need a second costume! Don’t panic. The creative minds at Yahoo! DIY have ten second costumes; one is sure to be just right:
But wait! There’s more! Each of these costumes can be made in less than a minute. In fact, you might call them “10-Second Costumes.”
What a difference a hyphen makes.