This hyphenation on the Yahoo! Style home page is driving me crazy:
Did the writer really think her last name is Rose-Depp, as if she were the child of Pete Rose and Johnny Depp? Her name is Lily-Rose Depp and Johnny Depp is her father.
If I made as many mistakes in my job as this writer for Yahoo! Style, I’d be afraid my job would be on the chopping block:
At least I know the difference between a chopping block and an auction block, which is what she meant, but didn’t write. I also know not to put a hyphen between an adverb ending in -LY and the word following it.
The writers at Yahoo! Celebrity shouldn’t try to be clever. They should just use simple words, words we all know. Like calling October 31, Halloween and not All Hallows’ Day:
All Hallows’ Day is actually November 1. The word Halloween is derived from All Hallows’ Eve — the day before All Hallows’ Day.