How did you arrive at that word?

I’m wondering about the Yahoo! Sports editor and her arrival at this wording:

arrival to spo

The phrasal verb is arrive at and the noun phrase is arrival at.


Eek! It’s the wrong word!

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:

to eek out sports

The word the writer for Yahoo! Sports‘ “Dr. Saturday” should have used is eke. In this context it means “to get with great effort.”

Don’t bother with apostrophes

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:


or players:

suvs 2

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.

Making hamburger out of Brent Musburger

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:

mus 1

mus 2

mus 3

mus 4

mus 5

mus 6

One misspelling might be a typo. More than one, and you just look like an idiot. Really.

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