I’m guessin’ the folks who work at Yahoo! Style aren’t sports fans. At least they don’t seem to be fans of the Super Bowl. Any real football fan knows this is wrong:
Once again the writers and editors at Yahoo! have shocked me with their limited vocabulary and their incorrect use of common words. This time it’s in a headline at Yahoo! News, where the writer thinks that a poetry festival is about celebrating the West with prose:
Where did the writer get the idea that prose and poetry are synonymous? They are not. Prose is ordinary, commonplace, non-rhyming, non-metrical speech or writing. Just like that headline.
Mon dieu! Where the heck did this writer for Yahoo! Style get his education? It certainly wasn’t in an English-speaking (or French-speaking) country:
An atelier is a room, workshop, or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer. It was originally a French word, but is now also a common English word. Except to this writer.
(Also, the writer’s use of though and but is a little cuckoo. And that’s not French.)
I wish the writer for Yahoo! Style were a little bit smarter about grammar:
If you’re writing about something that isn’t true or a wish (like, um, maybe like NOT being taller), then use the subjunctive mood. In a sentence expressing a wish, use were, and not was: I wish I were taller, I wish he were smarter.