Preventing the sun is not a good idea, even if you could do that. The Yahoo! Style writer seems to think that Lady Gaga is somehow preventing the sun with sunglasses as big as what we would call a windshield:
If you, like me, thought that this was the last year for the TV show “Mad Men,” we’d both be right. If you, like me, thought it was also the series’ seventh year on TV, we’d both be right. If you, like me, think the writer for Yahoo! Style doesn’t know the difference between an episode and a TV season, we’d be right again. And the writer would be wrong:
Or maybe she’s wrong, but in a different way. Maybe she meant “the seven-episode season” and she doesn’t know the difference between a series and a season.
Reading this article on Yahoo! Style, you might that that girls’ self-esteem was actually pretty good: 70% thought they “measured up”:
Are you as distrusting as I? Did you question that stat? You should, because it qualifies as today’s Dumbest Statement of the Day. Here’s the actual number, according to Dove (which you’ll find at the link that this writer so conveniently supplied):
So, the truth: 7 in 10 girls believe that they don’t measure up. I can think of one writer who doesn’t measure up to some journalistic standards.
A brilliant writer for Yahoo! Style has weeded out “five of the best and buzziest acts” from South by Southwest for your consideration:
Why would she eliminate acts that she thinks are unsuitable or unwanted? Why? Because she has no idea what weeded out means. I can think of one other person who should be weeded out.
To be honest (and why wouldn’t I be?), this has got to be the result of a very ignorant or very lazy Yahoo! Style writer:
Jessica Alba is the founder of The Honest Company. Notice the lack of quotation marks (or are those apostrophes?) around the “company’s” name. Why would anyone put those marks around a company name? Because they work for Yahoo! and anything goes — right or wrong. But mostly wrong.
What could possibly be wrong with this opening sentence from Yahoo! Style?
Just a little problem: Somehow the writer was unable to reproduce the title of a book, even though it was right above her text:
Maybe the writer thinks a ton is 1,000 pounds, so 7,000 pounds is the equivalent of 7 tons. It’s basic arithmetic, except for the part about a ton being 1,000 pounds.