Where did that come from?

What do you call an accessory that goes with everything you have on? A wherewithal!

Ha-ha. That riddle just popped into my teensy brain when I read this on Yaoo! Style:


If this homophonic horror happened in a nineteenth century classroom, the writer would be sitting on a stool in the corner where she would be forced to wear a dunce cap.


Where did you get that idea?

Where did the Yahoo! Style writer get the idea that this wear — and not that where — is correct?


This is where I stopped reading

This is where I stopped reading a certain article on Yahoo! Sports:

where mlb

Worse for wear

Where did the writer for Yahoo! Style get the idea that this was correct?

to wear sty

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

How many can you find?

Here’s a fun game brought to you by Yahoo! Makers. How many homophonic errors can you find in a single article on the site? It’s really not hard to spot the pales instead of pails:

palettes diy 0

Searching for homophones, you’ll pass a totally random comma, followed by a totally random capitalized Chief. The split backyard isn’t the worst mistake you’ll come across on the way to the palettes that should be pallets.

palettes diy 1

You might not notice this (but I did): That paragraph claims the article was written by someone working for Katie Brown. But one look at the article’s byline says otherwise:

palettes brown

Oopsie. Don’t you love it when you catch a writer in a lie?

Back to our homophone hunt: Passing the now one-word backyard, you’re bound to find an error that even your kids can spot:

palettes diy 11

Overlooking the incorrectly capitalized plywood, you’ll find another palettes:

palettes 22

This is where you’ll find the next homophonic horror, a confusion of where for wear:

palettes diy 3

Holy moley, there’s another palettes and a comma where a semicolon belongs:

palettes diy 4

One more palettes? This has got to be the last:

palettes diy 5

Nope. There’s one more and a little advice, which I take to mean “pallets that are the same height”:

palettes diy 6

How many did you find? I found these four: Pales/pails. Palettes/pallets. You’re/your. Where/wear. What about you?

Where do you wear green?

Do you wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? Where do you wear it?

Thanks, Yahoo! Shine, for the first laugh of the day.

Where do you wear a G-string?

And I mean a G-string with a capital G.  The writer of this excerpt from Yahoo! Shine must have had underwear on her mind. Where else would you find these errors:

wear shine fashion

Where the dress?

Yahoo! omg! makes one of those OMG! mistakes:


I’ve never seen where used in place of wear. Never.

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