Meet New York City’s second mayor — Andrew Cuomo. Apparently he gave up the governorship of New York state to help run the largest city in the country. At least that’s what the writer for Yahoo! Style tells us:
Is the writer for Yahoo! Makers so young that she doesn’t know what a garter is? I think so:
This is the bright yellow accessory the bride wore. It is a garter:
This is a garter belt
Neither is a common garment for women nowadays, but they were once a necessity for properly dressed ladies. Or so I’m told.
Sometimes it seems that the writers at Yahoo! are kids with limited experiences, knowledge, and vocabulary. I’m thinking of the writer Yahoo! Makers who doesn’t know that the silver screen is not a synonym for television:
Maybe you have to be of a certain age to know that silver screen refers to the screen in a movie theater.
If you’re a writer for Yahoo! Style, don’t worry if you don’t know your ass from your elbow (anatomically speaking, that is). You don’t need to know anything about human anatomy, although a little knowledge would be helpful. Take this claim about a young woman “obscuring her face with her arms”:
It’s a description of this picture, showing her arms and what looks like her hands. And they seem to be hiding her face:
Hey, at least the writer knew it was her face and not another body part. There’s that.
Maybe it’s the result of a tight deadline. Maybe it’s the product of too many margaritas the night before. Whatever the reason for the errors in this excerpt from Yahoo! Style, readers are bound to notice and judge:
Readers might not notice (or care about) the capitalized Queen. But if you follow the Associated Press style (as well as the style edicts of other authorities), you don’t capitalize queen unless it comes directly before the queen’s name.
Anyone is bound to notice that you’re left to fill in the blank between Middleton looked and in. It’s kinda like Mad Libs. “Gimme an adjective!” I’m going to suggest disheveled. Or maybe sesquipedalian.
Fashionistas wanting to clone the duchess’ style will be disappointed to learn that there is no Locke & Co. selling a Marisbel hat. There is a Marisabel hat offered by Lock & Co., though it retails for considerably more than $1.40. It’s Frisbee-like in its shape. And by Frisbee I mean that plastic disk that gets thrown around as well as the trademark that gets thrown around as if it were a common noun.