How do you frost a wedding cake with merengue? We’ll have to ask the Yahoo! Style writer:
Do you think she confused merengue (which is a spicy Latin American dance) with meringue (which is whipped egg whites)?
The news editor for Yahoo! Style isn’t trying too hard to avoid making homophonic errors:
In all my years writing this blog, this is the first time I’ve seen an “editor” (or anyone else employed by Yahoo!) mistake vile for vial. Of course, vial‘s not a word that used a lot so that could explain the paucity of appearances.
The editors at yahoo.com must have been hitting the bourbon-laced eggnog pretty hard this weekend. That’s about the only explanation I have for this bit of nonsense disguised as a sentence:
What the heck does that mean? Did the editor mean: Roethlisberger is just one of a few star signal-callers who fall short of their normal standards? That would mean the writer left out at least one word and couldn’t match a verb to its subject and a pronoun to its antecedent. Given yahoo.com’s standards, that’s entirely possible.
It’s also possible the editor meant: Roethlisberger is just one star signal-caller who falls short of his normal standards. That would mean the writer included a few totally extraneous words and used a plural when a singular signal-caller would be correct.
I’m so confused. But not as confused as those editors at Yahoo!. I think I’ll lay off the eggnog for a while.
Would you be interested in taking water cooler classes when you’re a senior citizen? It seems an unlikely pastime for anyone, but that’s what the writer for Yahoo! Makers suggests seniors might be doing:
I might be more inclined to take a watercolor class. I’m also more inclined to recommend that this writer take an English class.
If you overlook the misspelled leather (how do you make a mistake like that?) this excerpt from Yahoo! Style doesn’t look too bad. Until you realize that the writer doesn’t know a number from a letter:
How do you write 00:45:50 in “big, bold letters”? Is it ZERO ZERO COLON FORTY-FIVE COLON FIFTY? Wouldn’t it be easy to write the number in big, bold numerals?