A capital question!

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?

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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.

Prime minister heartbreaker

Is that a heartbreaking prime minister on “Walking Dead” or did the editors at yahoo.com confuse premier (which is a prime minister) with the word that means “first public performance,” or premiere?

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Yeah, you’re right; it’s the latter.

That just won’t cut it

If you’re thinking of creating a hip street-style look by cutting up a T-shirt, don’t try using sheers, even if this Yahoo! Celebrity writer thinks they’ll do the job:

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This is what is referred to as sheers:

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You might want to try these:

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That’s a pair of scissors, AKA shears.

Here’s the lowdown: It’s wrong

Here’s the lowdown on this sentence from Yahoo! Style: It’s wrong.

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Lowdown is not two words and its should be a contraction for two words (it’s).

Readers put through the wringer

Readers of yahoo.com have been put through the wringer trying to decipher this expression:

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A wringer is the part of an old-timey washing machine that squeezed the water out of laundry:

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It doesn’t take a vivid imagination to visualize being put through a wringer. I have no idea what the writer thought “through the ringer” could possibly mean.

If there ever was a bond

With this homophonic horror, the bond between Yahoo! Style and the reader is broken — if there ever was one.

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Where did you get that idea?

Where did the Yahoo! Style writer get the idea that this wear — and not that where — is correct?

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You’re wrong with your word choice

I really don’t believe that the writer for Yahoo! Finance doesn’t know the difference between you’re (which is a contraction of you are) and your (which is a possessive pronoun):

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It’s the kind of mistake I’ll prone to make even though I know the difference and my writing is otherwise perfect. Nearly.

What color is the roof of her mouth?

What is a monochrome color palate? I guess it’s the roof of one’s mouth that is a single color, like green or fuchsia. Maybe the Yahoo! Style writer responsible for this will enlighten me:

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A palate is the roof of the mouth or sense of taste. A color palette is a range or set of colors.

Whose mistake is it?

Who’s responsible for this homophonic error on Yahoo! Style? Whose mistake is it?

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