At least she didn’t revoke memories

Do you poke them with a stick? Just how do you provoke memories? The Yahoo! Food writer seems to know:

provokes memories

Where does Yahoo! get so many writers with so little knowledge of basic English vocabulary? The writer probably meant evokes, which means “to call to mind, as by suggestion, association, or reference” (American Heritage Dictionary).


6 Responses to “At least she didn’t revoke memories”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    Maybe he meant memories to come.

  2. ericjbaker Says:

    These writers really provoke you to compose scathing responses to their errors, don’t they?

    • Laura Says:

      I have been provoked by their writing. And they’ve been provoked by mine (see the comments on the About Terribly Write page).

      • ericjbaker Says:

        Haha! I just buzzed through there. I love when trolls use fake names to make accusations.

        Since I leave comments here frequently, I suppose I’ll never be considered for employment at Yahoo! Which is fine, given all the race-baiting articles they publish. A big chunk of their readership seems to consist of KKK members, and I don’t want to write for that particular audience.

        • Laura Says:

          I thought I was the only one who noticed that the articles featured on were selected to provoke readers, especially those who hold extremist and bigoted views. I think your standards are far too high to accept employment at Y!.

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