What did Apple’s employees secrete? Hormones? Or did they just secrete something in a hiding place? Whatever they did, as reported by the brain trust at yahoo.com, they probably did it secretly:
If the editors over at Yahoo! Style ever develop a sixth-grade vocabulary, I’d have considerably less to write about. Fortunately for us, they continue to misuse words, even when writing about a handbag style that’s called a saddle bag:
Using their prescience powers, they’ve decided that editors will be singing the praises of the bag “around.” OK. I would have thought they will be toting it around, but I’ll go with touting.
When reading this list of materials for a DIY project on Yahoo! Makers, I almost overlooked the redundant use of the slash and the word or. That’s because I was focused on the word velum:
I haven’t seen that word outside of biology textbooks. The velum is a thin membrane or the soft palate, which is the back of the roof of the mouth. I’m not sure how you’d use it instead of tracing paper. Perhaps the writer meant vellum. Just takin’ a wild guess.
Woe is me! I made the mistake of reading this headline on Yahoo! Style:
I couldn’t figure out if Mr. Blacc had won the writer over or bowled her over. Does it matter? This writer was obviously suffering from the encounter and it spills over into her writing.
This gal loves her some commas, which she sprinkles liberally throughout the piece along with an extraneous word or two. But the fun for us is trying to figure out how a black suit comes with a white jacket:
Let’s say fare-thee-well to “has fared him well,” because that makes no sense. This writer is obviously a tad vocabulary-challenged. Perhaps she meant “has served him well.” A dictionary might just serve her well.