Keep those chickens out!

If you’re concerned about chickens invading your favorite cafe, fear not! Yahoo! Food introduces you to cafe-free eggs, obviously laid by cafe-free hens:

cafe-free foo

How to write a simile

OK, I lied. This doesn’t illustrate how to write a simile. It illustrates how not to write one and it’s from Yahoo! Style:

cold as hell sty hp

Turn off your brain

Turn off your brain and allow your imagination to fly free, and try to figure out what the heck this means on Yahoo! Makers:

turn of the pot diy

What were you thinking?

I could be urging the Yahoo! Style “news editor” to proofread her writing before she publishes it. But I won’t because if I did, we wouldn’t be treated to this bit of amusement:

gender neural sty

I think a “gender neural dress code” specifies that male neurons must wear pants, and female axons must be covered at all times.

Were lassos involved?

What were those actresses doing rounding up other actresses? The writer for Yahoo! Style has some explaining to do:

round up sty 2

She needs to explain why she used the idiom round up (which means “to gather or herd”) and not round out (which means “to bring to completion or finish”).

How did they get them on?

I thought that it was fairly shameful that the Yahoo! Style staff, who apparently all wrote this caption, didn’t know that each is a singular noun and that are wearing was the correct verb to go with it:

each of whom are

But then I read a few more words and realized the staff writers were pulling their readers’ legs! They were joking! Because nobody would seriously write that each model was wearing four jean styles. How would they even put on four pairs of jeans? I’ve never managed to pull on more than two at one time.

Breaking up a fistfight, again

For a brief time, returned to its previous incarnation, with more words for the editors to screw up. They still don’t know how to spell fistfight:

fp fist fight 2

They’ve also left me wondering how a plane landed on flight 2598. That must have been tricky. Unless the editor meant it was an unplanned landing of flight 2598.

No assembly required

Ya’ gotta wonder if the “news editor” for Yahoo! Style was casting about for the correct word, only to come up with the wrong word:

assembly cast sty

A group that performs together is an ensemble; together they form an ensemble cast.

They’re not loopholes

When people talk about loopholes, they’re generally referring to a legal way to escape paying more taxes or otherwise exploiting some part of a law or contract. Except if that person is a Yahoo! Style writer who mistakes belt loops for loopholes:

loopholes sty

Uma Thurman carries twin to fashion show

I didn’t even know Uma Thurman had a twin! But she does, according to Yahoo! Style — and she carried that matching person to a fashion show:

matching person


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