This is for whoever wrote that

Whoever wrote this for the Yahoo! front page has a problem with grammar:

fp whomever

The pronouns whoever and whomever signal a dependent clause; the choice of pronoun to use depends on its function in the dependent clause. In this case, it is the subject of the verb shot; therefore, the correct word is whoever.

From a nunnery?

Do the folks who write for live in a cave? A nunnery? How else do you explain the writer’s ignorance of a common woman’s undergarment?

fp garter-like

Here’s what Ms. Saldana wore:

zoe sal omg

That “mysterious accessory around her waist” isn’t garter-like — it’s garter-belt-like. This is a garter belt; the straps hanging down are the garters:

garter belt

Grapes don’t contain calories

Isn’t this basic elementary school science?  Didn’t we learn that a calorie is a measurement of heat? Shouldn’t a person writing for know that a calorie is not an ingredient of food? So, how would you explain this?

fp another ingred

A couple of letters are missing

A couple of letters are missing from the Yahoo! front page —  O and F:

fp couple years

Yes, the idiom is couple of, not couple, at least according to the American Heritage Dictionary:

The of in the phrase a couple of is often dropped in speech, but this omission is usually considered a mistake. In 2013, 80 percent of the Usage Panel found the sentence A couple friends came over to watch the game to be unacceptable.

Separatists separated

Looks like the separatists have been separated from a couple of letters on the Yahoo! front page:

fp separists

Do you work for the same company?

Something’s amiss with KISS.  And it’s featured on

fp kiss lc

Somebody decided to spell KISS with some lowercase letters. So, OK. Sometimes it shows up that way. But then someone else, who presumably works for the same company, decided to stylize it with all capital letters:

fp kiss cap

Do the people at Yahoo! talk to each other? Email each other? Text each other? Send smoke signals? What is so hard about deciding how to spell KISS?

Move your S

So, there are a coupla things on the Yahoo! front page that can be corrected simply by moving a letter:

fp tolls soars

I’m pretty sure that it’s a toll that soars and that thousands (and not a single thousand) flee. Just by moving the S from tolls to the end of thousand, the writer can correct two mistakes!

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,, for clarifying that:

fp intentional

Why, fie on that spelling!

According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, Wi-Fi is one of its registered trademarks. It’s not a common noun as alleged on the Yahoo! front page:

fp wifi

You write the top, I’ll write the bottom

In yet another edition of “You Write the Top, I’ll Write the Bottom,” where I point out the inconsistencies on, we see that there’s some confusion over hyphen use:

fp debt relief hyph no hyph


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