I’m wondering about the Yahoo! Sports editor and her arrival at this wording:
The phrasal verb is arrive at and the noun phrase is arrival at.
Eek! That’s what comic-strip characters say when they see a mouse. It’s also what I say when I see something like this:
The word the writer for Yahoo! Sports‘ “Dr. Saturday” should have used is eke. In this context it means “to get with great effort.”
Things would go much better for the writer for Yahoo! Sports‘ “Dr. Saturday” if she’d just forget she ever heard of the apostrophe. The poor gal has no idea when to use one. Here’s a hint: Do not use an apostrophe to form a plural, like SUVs:
The only time an apostrophe is used in a plural is to avoid confusing the reader, such as forming the plural of a single letter. So, the Oakland A’s is okie-dokie, but SUV’s isn’t.
ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger gets pounded into hamburger meat by the writer Yahoo! Sports‘ “Dr. Saturday,” who takes every opportunity to misspell the name of the article’s subject:
One misspelling might be a typo. More than one, and you just look like an idiot. Really.