I should trust my judgement more often. Like the time I read this headline on Yahoo! News:
My initial reaction was to stop reading right there. Why would I want to read an article by a writer who doesn’t bother to find out how to spell Forrest Gump and who thinks Mr. Gump walked across America? (He didn’t; he ran.)
But, oh dopey me, I continued on, reading the first paragraph. That’s when I stopped reading.
I couldn’t figure out how someone could walk across the U.S. more than seven times in less than a year. But I was really scratching my head (and dusting dandruff off my keyboard) when I read that “the miles and stories he has accumulated are unfathomable yet have all actually happened.” I didn’t see anything unfathomable about the miles he amassed. But what the heck does “miles… all actually happened” mean? I think it means this writer was interested in meeting some minimum word count and has no interest in logic, reason, or sense.