We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of a pumpkin cheesecake pie, as we read this obituary on yahoo.com:
How sad. What was once a decadent dessert is now deceased.
Everybody loves a well-written article, but don’t go looking for one on Yahoo! Makers. This writer must have had loaves on the brain when she wrote this:
She manages to use the preferred spelling flaky once, but chooses an alternate spelling just a few words later. But she goes completely off the rails with her use of the plural pronouns them and they, which are lacking an antecedent. If she had written about biscuits, and not a biscuit, they’d be okie-dokie. But she didn’t. Boo.
If I made as many mistakes in my job as this writer for Yahoo! Style, I’d be afraid my job would be on the chopping block:
At least I know the difference between a chopping block and an auction block, which is what she meant, but didn’t write. I also know not to put a hyphen between an adverb ending in -LY and the word following it.