If the possessive of single is single’s, and the possessive of twins is twins’s (at least according to Yahoo! Style), is the possessive of triplet, triplets’s’s?
After reading this, I realized that the Yahoo! Style writer doesn’t know what a dangling participle is:
According to that sentence, paramedics revived the child — which would be a little challenging since they allegedly performed that miracle after arriving at her location.
The dangling participial phrase “after reviving the child” requires a subject, which the reader expects to find immediately after the phrase. Thus, the writer (and her accomplice, the editor) told us it was paramedics. The correct wording would be something like: After the officer revived the child.
If you’re familiar with Linda Farrow, you know it’s a brand of luxury sunglasses. Did you know that Linda Farrow offers sandals? Me neither. But that’s what I read on Yahoo! Style:
Of course, those sandals don’t look like gold, do they? You’d think the writer was actually describing aviator sunglasses.
Ashley Graham is quite the gal. She’s a vocal advocate for body positivity, which seems to be a social movement that’s the opposite of an anti-body. Anyhoo, a Yahoo! Style writer tells us she’s an untiring advocate, an advocate who never stops, not even to eat a bologna sandwich. (Not that I’m suggesting she eats bologna sandwiches. I don’t know. She might be a vegan.)
Her advocacy is continuous, meaning that it is uninterrupted. If she took a break once in a while, then she’d be acting continually.
Here’s a question for ya’: Did the Yahoo! Style writer mean this “mock inauguration scene” purportedly took place in the U.S. capital? Or in the U.S. Capitol?
The U.S. capital (with a small C and two A’s) is Washington D.C. The U.S. Capitol (with a capital C, one A, and one O) is a building in the capital that houses Congress.
It’s hard to beat this for the number of errors in a single sentence:
I can’t explain why the Yahoo! Style writer included a registered trademark symbol with a product name, unless she’s under the illusion that she has to protect a trademark. Which brings me to the question: Why didn’t she recognize Velcro as a registered trademark, too? Because that would be as wrong as not capitalizing Velcro.
Don’t you wish we could all be flies on the wall when the writer discusses this with her editor? What would her argument be? Oh, never mind. I forgot: Yahoo! doesn’t believe in editors.