No dancing around this word choice on Yahoo! Travel — it’s a lemon:
The fluffy egg whites on top of a lemon pie is a meringue. A merengue is a spicy Latin American dance.
Some errors I see as I wander around the Web leave me dejected. Others make me wince. And a few actually make me laugh. It’s rare that a single page on the Web can elicit all three responses from me. But a blog post from Yahoo! Shine has accomplished just that.
No sooner had I begun reading than I encountered this mistreatment of a common idiom:
I winced when I read that, but felt completely dejected when I compared these instructions to the actual ones from Sunset magazine:
You see, the real recipe calls for 10 ounces of butter and baking powder—which is like baking soda, only different.
I winced when I noticed the missing word here:
and the typo and extra word here:
But I nearly spit out my Nescafé when I read about the dancing frosting:
It was the icing on the cake.