Whew! Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ear, can be difficult to deal with. According to Yahoo! Movies, the character Baby only suffered from ringing in his eardrums. That’s not so bad:
I’m no mathematical genius, in fact, I’m barely competent in basic arithmetic. But I’m pretty sure that this claim on Yahoo! Style is off by at least 100 years:
Levi’s the company has been around since 1853, which is somewhat more than 50 years ago. I think. But I’m no mathematical genius, so I could be wrong.
Proving once again that knowledge of English isn’t a requirement for a job writing for yahoo.com, the Internet giant unleashes this assault on readers:
Mr. Fallon didn’t tussle anyone’s hair; that would involve a vigorous struggle or scuffle. What he did was tousle the then-candidate’s hair. He messed it up, similar to what Yahoo!’s editors are doing with the language.
When I read this headline on Yahoo! Style, I pictured Ms. Johnson wearing shoes we commonly refer to as “jellies” or maybe the much-reviled Crocs;
But, noooo. They were shoes made by Gucci. And according to the article, they are plastic. Except where “they are made entirely of rubber”:
Maybe next we’ll be reading about truck tires made of plastic.
Displaying a remarkable ability to tell a person’s financial worth by a mere picture, the writer for Yahoo! Style declares the cast of a Las Vegas show “well-heeled”:
Here’s the picture that led to that bit of wisdom:
Can you tell that they’re wealthy? Or would you use a different word to describe them? Maybe one that you actually know the meaning of and that actually applies to the picture. Then maybe you can tell the writer that well-heeled means prosperous or wealthy.