Do you proofread your writing before publishing it? Do you proof it after publishing it, too? Maybe you should. If you don’t check your posts after they’re published, they might end up looking like something from Yahoo! Style:
Here’s a sign a Yahoo! Style writer could use a little vocabulary-building course. Or absent that, a competent editor with a high education:
Could there be plenty of stars and a smattering of celebrities at a party? Yes, but only if you think smattering means “lots, loads, tons” and not “a small number.”
Similes can be a great literary device, unless you’re really bad at writing one, like this Yahoo! Style writer:
The expression “like moths to a flame” refers to the insect that is inexplicably drawn to light. No one knows why, but of all the theories about the reasons for this phenomenon, none include hunger. And there’s no evidence that moths salivate. This simile makes no sense; it’s as clear as mud.