OMG! Is this the worst mistake ever on Yahoo! TV?
How do you screw up the initials of the TV show “Orange Is the New Black”? LMAO
Let’s run down what’s wrong with this little sentence on the home page of Yahoo! TV:
First, there’s the noun rundown. It’s a noun, people; it’s not a verb. The verb phrase is two words: run down. (Think about it: If it were a verb, what would its past tense be? Rundowned.)
Then, there’s the use of the verb perpetrated, which means “to commit.” The casualties (meaning “dead people”) were not perpetrated. The crimes, the homicides, or the murders were perpetrated. The casualties were the victims; they were not perpetrated.
Is there anyone in the English-speaking world (besides the writer for Yahoo! TV) who thinks this is correct?
I have no explanation for why the writer would think he is correct, unless the writer is a fourth-grade dropout. Anyhoo, the correct phrase would be “his and his wife’s decision,” which is a bit awkward. I’d probably suggest a rewrite: the decision he and his wife made…
Does there seem to be an extra word in the sentence on Yahoo! News in which I was engrossed in?
Aren’t you glad that the actor/comedian/life coach didn’t have foolish words of wisdom?
If he had offered foolish words, I’m sure the Yahoo! Travel would have written: some very foolish words of foolishness.