I flipped out when I read about my favorite designer shoes on Yahoo! Shine. According to the writer, they look like a couple of nickels:
They look like chump change? Not like something you could buy with chump change (which is a small or trifling sum of money), but the actual change itself? Hmmmm. Interesting, but totally inappropriate, choice of words.
I should have stopped reading right there. But I was so intrigued by the writer’s inability to use English, and yet collect money (maybe chump change) for writing in English, that I continued on. Big mistake. The next paragraph included a missing hyphen, a misplaced hyphen (it should be Jackson Pollock-type), and a homophonic error. (A carat is used to measure gems, not gold. The gold standard is a karat.) And again with an incorrect word: The conservation organization is the World Wildlife Fund: