What color is the roof of Carrie Underwood’s mouth?

I’m sure you’re like millions of other fans of country music star Carrie Underwood, wondering what the roof of her mouth looks like. Now, an editor at Yahoo! Style reveals the secret: It’s pastel!

color palate sty

Coincidentally, the dress Ms. Underwood wore was also in a pastel color palette.

Striking the wrong chord

Nothing in this photo caption on Yahoo! Style hits the right note or strikes a chord with me:

hit cord sty

I’m embarrassed for the writer. She managed to screw up a common expression in two ways: The expression is “hit the right note” or “strike a chord” (but she can’t even use the correct homophone in the latter). It’s followed in the same sentence with a mismatched subject and verb. And to prove that she’s not just grammatically and verbally impaired, she shows that she knows little about the subject of this mess by misspelling Céline. I’ve read high school newspapers that are better written and edited than this.

Cue the music!

Before you cue the music, you might want to make sure that the music is queued up.

cued up mlb

From Yahoo! Sports.

It can be seen in its entirety below

The Yahoo! Sports writer mistakes it’s (which means it is or it has) with its, which can be seen in its entirety below:

its entirety

What it’s best known for

I don’t know what Yahoo! Finance is best known for. Could it be the typos? Or is it best known for its writers’ inability to distinguish a contraction (like, oh, say, maybe it’s) from a possessive pronoun (like its)?

is best know fin

The premier homophonous error

Yahoo! Sports is the premier site for homophonous errors:

premiere spo mlb

As a whole, this is wrong

There might be worse sentences on Yahoo! Sports, but this one, as a whole, is pretty bad:

as a hole mlb

Sew two

With grammar skills rapidly fading, so too are the abilities of the writers and editors at Yahoo! Sports:

so to spo mlb

It seems like no one knows the difference between homophones, so two words that sound alike are often confused.

Were they websites?

Yahoo! Finance took in the sites at an auto show. I can only assume they were websites:

sites fin

Maybe next time the writer goes, he’ll take in the sights. That might be more interesting.

Searching in vain for an editor

I wonder if the writer for Yahoo! Sports went searching for an editor for help with his latest article. Do you think he was looking for advice about capitalizing the word mayor? (It should be capped because it precedes the mayor’s name.) Was he searching in vain?

in the same vain

That might explain another mistake, which isn’t exactly in the same vein, but which affects readers’ perception of the writer. Some might think that only a truly vain writer wouldn’t bother to Google the idiom to make sure he got it right.


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