Was that Parker House or Kaiser?

What kind of roll was poor Steven Kolb in for ten years? An egg roll? A Parker House roll? A Kaiser roll?

in the roll sty

Only the writer for Yahoo! Style knows. Or maybe her editor knows. Oh, yeah, I forgot: Yahoo! doesn’t employ anyone in that role.

What role would that be?

It looks like the “news editor” over at Yahoo! Style is on a roll — when picking a homophone, she always picks the wrong one:

role style lt

What role would that be?

If Gigi Hadid is on a role, what role would that be? Juliet? Ophelia? We’ll have to ask the Yahoo! Style “news editor”:

on a role sty

When it comes to making writing mistakes, this gal is on a roll.

What role does toilet paper play in your life?

Isn’t the role of toilet paper generally the same in every household and restroom? What role did the Yahoo! Style writer mean when she wrote about a roll of bathroom tissue?

role of tp sty

Let’s roll!

The person playing the role of a writer for Yahoo! Movies came up with this gem:

speaking roll mov

This is a speaking roll:

speak roll

Actors who talk have speaking roles.

Was it a Parker House?

I love me some Parker House rolls. They’re small rolls, invented by a cook at the Parker House Hotel in Boston. So, I’m wondering if that’s the small roll that this writer for Yahoo! Style is referring to:

roll sty

I’m also pondering the possibility that a small roll somehow played a role in the “model-turned-actress” scoring a small role in a movie.

Would that be egg, Kaiser, or Parker House?

What kind of roll did Rachel Frederickson’s past play? An egg roll? Or maybe a Kaiser or Parker House roll? Jeez, I wish the writers for yahoo.com would be more specific:

fp roll

Perhaps if someone working at the Internet giant played the role of an editor, we wouldn’t be faced with these gnawing questions.

What’s a role call?

Hamlet! Willy Loman! Blanche DuBois! Those are three of the most famous roles in the theater. I guess you could call it a role roll call. Or, if you’re as confused by homophones as the writer for Yahoo! Movies, you’d call it a role call:

role call movies

A roll call is “the reading aloud of a list of names of people, as in a classroom or military post, to determine who is present or absent.” And that’s what the writer meant.

Would that be Kaiser or Parker House?

What type of small roll did Shirley Temple appear in? Kaiser? Nah, that’s too big. I’m going with a Parker House roll.

I thought I was familiar with Ms. Temple’s movie roles. But I had no idea about her wheat-based movie part. Thanks to Yahoo! Movies, I always learn something new.

Was that a cinnamon roll?

Let’s just skip over the missing capital letter in Station, shall we? Because that’s not nearly as amusing as the roll model in this article from Yahoo! Shine:

I’m thinking the writer meant something like a Cinnabon sample you’d get at the food court at the mall. It remains to be seen whether she meant that and whether she knows that whether or not, though not incorrect, contains two unnecessary words:

Is the writer the only person who didn’t notice the bit of waistline confusion? Could that actually be a 51-inch waist? Looks like someone has been hitting the Cinnabons.


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