I can’t bear it any longer

You tell me: How could a dress with a big fat cutout in the middle hold up a model’s ab? And why does she have only one abdominal muscle? Yahoo! Style has me so confused; I just can’t bear it any more:

ab-bearing sty ab-bearing sty pic

At least the model is cute, abs-baring dress and all.

Throwing my hands up

I practically threw my hands up in the air after reading this on Yahoo! Style:

through a party sty

It’s the kind of homophonic mistake that only happens on Yahoo!.

Where did you get that idea?

Where did the writer for Yahoo! Celebrity get the idea that this is correct? And where was the editor who would have known to change wears to wares?

wears cel

Sneak peek

If this is a sneak peek of the quality of writing we can expect from Yahoo! Decor, I think it will be a rich source of fodder for Terribly Write:

chatskis sty

Can you figure out what “chatskis” are?I think it’s the phonetic spelling of tchotchkes by someone who doesn’t know how to pronounce tchotchkes. That’s the worst misspelling I’ve ever seen.

Nay, the time is nigh

When I read this on Yahoo! TV I actually said, “Huh?” loudly enough that others heard me (and if they read this, they were probably thinking it, too). Someone needs to tell the writer (who is actually the New York bureau chief for Yahoo Entertainment) that there’s a time to learn a little more about the English language, and the time is nigh:

time is neigh tv

Feelin’ under the weather?

Whether you’re a writer, an editor, or just a high school graduate, you should know better than this writer for yahoo.com:

fp weather

Was the line heavy?

I hope the line that the “fashion industry darling” was towing wasn’t too heavy for her:

towed sty

Perhaps if the Yahoo! Style writer had consulted a dictionary he would have arrived at the correct word, which is toed. He might have even learned that arriving to should be arriving at.

What do you do with an airplane hanger?

What would you do with an airplane hanger? Hang up airplanes? Or hang up your coat on this airplane hanger?

airplan hanger

If you read this on Yahoo! TV wouldn’t you be asking those questions?

airplane hanger

Can you image the number of airplane hangers you could fit inside an airplane hangar like this one:

airplan hangar

About your mistake

Maybe if you’re agitated or nervous you make the same mistake as this Yahoo! Makers writer:

your agitated

I really don’t think professional writers don’t know the difference between your (meaning belonging to you) and you’re (a contraction of you are). I think it’s just a careless mistake, right? Right?

It’s even better

You know what’s even better than this sentence on the Yahoo! front page? The contraction it’s with an apostrophe:

fp its better


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