Maybe it’s a snowshoe

If the coming storm mentioned in this Yahoo! Finance clip is a blizzard, then maybe the shoe in question is a snowshoe:

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This disastrous misspelling is a shoo-in for Most Laughable Error of the week.

If togetherness and remembrance get to be too much…

Try something relaxing. I find that humor helps me through times of stress. Yahoo! Movies, for example, can be pretty funny:

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I think it’s hilarious that some professional writers can’t match a plural subject with a plural verb. Hysterical! Or maybe it’s just laughable.

Forget about this for a while

I’m thinking we’ll wait awhile for the next homophonous slip-up from Yahoo! Movies:

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While awhile is an adverb, while can be a noun or a conjunction. And a while can follow a preposition, while awhile can’t.

When they can give you a headache

Sometimes when you’re reading something on the Web, you just shouldn’t think too much. Like don’t go looking for an antecedent for every little pronoun. It can just give you a big fat Excedrin headache. Take this example from the home page of Yahoo! Shine:

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Who are the they who included the misspelled Gisele Bündchen? It could only be the “four ultra-fashionable women who are married to famous athletes.” Doesn’t make a lot of sense, but at least I don’t have to reach for the Advil.

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