Showing not an ounce of flair for writing, the Yahoo! Style writer makes a homophonic error:
So few words, so many mistakes. That’s what happens when the kiddies take to the keyboards over at Yahoo! Style. Ya’ gotta wonder what you can teach a “top knot,” unless you already know that it’s a “taut topknot”:
So, somehow, hair is pulled into a taut topknot using latex boots and black gloves. Sounds lovely.
All you barbers out there, here’s a poll for you: Which service do you prefer to give a customer? A shave or a haircut. Let me know in the comments. While I’m waiting for the responses to flood in, I think I’ll amuse myself with this homophonic horror from Yahoo! DIY:
This is what the writer meant: It’s a barber pole:
Oh, never mind. I was going to use a vulgar term to describe this article on Yahoo! DIY. It’s a sack of incorrect words. It’s also the kind of arrogant writing I hate. Arrogant because the writer is steadfast in her belief that her spelling of common words is correct, while the rest of the English-speaking world are ignorant losers.
OK, that’s the end of my rant. Here’s what the writer thinks is the correct use of sac, the correct capitalization of ribbon, and an acceptable shortening of scissors:
A sac is “a pouch or pouchlike structure in a plant or an animal, sometimes filled with fluid.” But this writer is just not going to let up: