On the spur of the moment

Was this written on the spur of the moment, without time to check the meaning of the word spur?

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I can’t find a single meaning of spur that fits into this sentence from Yahoo! Style. Do you think the writer meant surge?

My money is in two colors, too

If I had $1715 like the Duchess of Cambridge, it would be in two colors, too: Dark green and light green. So, I don’t know what the big deal is on Yahoo! Style:

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Geez, you’d think the writer would say something about her dress in 2 different colors.

Writing be a tough job

I don’t know if there’s a word missing here or if the verb is horribly wrong. I only know that this sentence on Yahoo! Style is one of my favorites:

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You’ll be rolling in the aisles

Do you find this as funny as I do?

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I read this on Yahoo! Style and I was practically rolling in the aisles, as they say. (At least those of us familiar with the common idiom would say.)

Readers put through the wringer

Readers of yahoo.com have been put through the wringer trying to decipher this expression:

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A wringer is the part of an old-timey washing machine that squeezed the water out of laundry:

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It doesn’t take a vivid imagination to visualize being put through a wringer. I have no idea what the writer thought “through the ringer” could possibly mean.

Isn’t that a good thing?

In an article about racial inequity in public schools, one Yahoo! Style writer claims that students of color have a lower dropout rate than other students:

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Isn’t that a good thing? Yes, it would be if it were accurate. The fact-challenged writer was paraphrasing an article that stated that high school graduation rates are lower for minority students. That means that dropout rates are higher, not lower.

I think this writer needs to go back to school and get that GED.

Because today’s meeting tomorrow is too late

Today’s Alibaba meeting kicked off today, according to Yahoo! Finance:

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Makes sense to me. Who’d want to kick off today’s meeting tomorrow?

Editors humiliate themselves

The editor or editors behind this headline on yahoo.com should be humiliated for writing this:

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A woman can be humiliated, but a woman’s looks? Not so much.

What color is the roof of her mouth?

What is a monochrome color palate? I guess it’s the roof of one’s mouth that is a single color, like green or fuchsia. Maybe the Yahoo! Style writer responsible for this will enlighten me:

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A palate is the roof of the mouth or sense of taste. A color palette is a range or set of colors.

Please don’t try French

Occasionally, the writers at Yahoo! Style try to sound très cosmopolitan by throwing  a French word or expression into their articles. Unfortunately, they usually get the words wrong, like this sad attempt at je t’aime, which means “I love you”:

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