This winter, proper writing etiquete is important

Not that proper writing etiquette isn’t important all the time. Or any etiquette, for that matter. It just seems for the writer of this title on Yahoo! News‘ “Who Knew,” writing etiquette doesn’t include proofreading:

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Mowing your hair?

First, let’s just acknowledge that the writer of this little Q and A on Yahoo! News‘ “Who Knew?” is careless at best, and an idiot at worst. I have never, ever, ever seen the word some used with regard to a single item, like a hairstyle. I’ve also never seen this spelling of Mohawk, though now that I think about it, it might make some sense:

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The hairstyle involves shaving the sides and most of the top of one’s head. So, if you used a John Deere lawnmower to do that, it could be a Mowhawk. But the hairstyle didn’t get its name because it looked like someone mowed both sides of their head, leaving a strip down the middle. It’s named after the Mohawk Indian. And it looks something like this guy’s ‘do (courtesy of Wikipedia):


Uncovering a striking resemblance

Sometimes I can’t bear the mistakes on Yahoo! This homophonic horror from Yahoo! Screen bears a striking resemblance to quite a few other embarrassments from the Internet giant:

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