When I read this headline (just like another one) on Yahoo! Shine I was sure that the writer made two typos, not two misspellings.
Well, I don’t know about surpise, but it sure looks like the writer thought she knew how to spell a cappella:
She probably also thought she knew the name of the TV show “The Sing-Off” — she was almost right.
Perhaps the writer is still learning English and all its odd expressions and cliches. That might account for her screwing up the expression “dressed to the nines,” meaning “very fashionably and elaborately dressed.” I wouldn’t call a white shirt, black pants, and a skinny black tie “dressed to the nines” or even “coordinating dapper duds,” since the “duds” were all the same.
But I quibble. I should be focusing on something more substantial, like screwing up the title of the song “(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love With You,” which contains the lyric “only fools rush in.” And botching the Disney tune “Do You Want to Build a Snowman.”
There’s an extra word here and an inexplicable allegation that “all of their hearts melted with gratitude” (it’s doubtful that the gal who ran away was oozing gratitude):
Finally, after all the awkward wording, inaccuracies, and misspellings, the writer leaves us with one last awkwardness: