English is a difficult language to learn, what with its many verb tenses, irregular verbs, and puzzling idioms. So, let’s be kind to the writer for Yahoo! News’ “Trending Now” as he attempts to master the language while he’s being paid to write in it.
First, don’t be too hard on him for not knowing there should be two hyphens in 16-year-old. Writing an age without the correct number of hyphens is one of the top three hyphen errors you’ll find on Yahoo!.
Then there’s that “that has had,” which we all know should be “who have had.” Using who is preferred over that when referring to a human being (it’s a matter of politesse).
Finally, there’s the issue of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (the only letter that is capitalized is H). I cannot wrap my head around a diagnosis going into remission, unless it was wrong and the doctor took it back. (“Great news, son. You don’t have Hodgkin’s lymphoma so I retracting my diagnosis and putting it in remission.”)