Does it involve a time machine?

If the current Mrs. Trump is like the first ladies to come before her, does that mean that in the future there will be first ladies who were first ladies in the past before the current first lady of the present?

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I’m so confused. Why didn’t the Yahoo! Style writer just say, “Like the first ladies who came before her”? Or just, “Like the first ladies before her”? Or, “Like other first ladies” since all other first ladies came before the current Mrs. Trump? Unless she means the future first ladies from the past. That would involve a DeLorean and Doc Brown.

On the spur of the moment

Was this written on the spur of the moment, without time to check the meaning of the word spur?

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I can’t find a single meaning of spur that fits into this sentence from Yahoo! Style. Do you think the writer meant surge?

Ashley Graham and her open and honest career

Ashley Graham is a model whose career is “on the up and up,” according to Yahoo! Shine:

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I guess that means it’s an open and honest career, not one that’s on the rise or on a roll. I just have no idea what that really means, just as I am flummoxed about a career that “has not slowed its roll.” Her career is rolling unfettered, I guess, but most rolling is best done downhill, with the help of gravity.

Oh, we shouldn’t focus on little details like misused idioms and the meaning of words. Instead, let’s focus on the misspelled Glamour, which is a fashion magazine that one might expect a fashion editor to be familiar with. Sigh.

Finally the truth: Suffragists did NOT want to vote

With all the talk about the election and Hillary Clinton’s breaking the glass ceiling by actually winning the popular vote, you may have also heard about suffragists. Now some people think that back in the early part of the last century Suffragists were American women who were advocating for the right to vote. Those people would be wrong, at least if you believe what you read on Yahoo! Style:

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According to this genius of a writer, the suffragists weren’t protesting for the right to vote, they were protesting the right to vote.

When in doubt

When in doubt about forming the possessive of a word, just follow the example of this Yahoo! Style writer:

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Does the apostrophe go before the S? After the S? Unsure? Put it before and after! Turn your dilemma into dilemma-ade!

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.

Who you callin’ a donkey?

This writer for Yahoo! Style is likely one of those city slicker gals who doesn’t have a heap of experience with animals. She wrote this:

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about this:

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Well, I’m no expert, but that looks like a pony or miniature horse.

Great laugh

I had a great laugh when I read this on Yahoo! Style:

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The poor gal who wrote that was trying to be clever, but she only showed her ignorance. There is no Great Lawn at the White House. There is a North Lawn and a South Lawn, but no Great Lawn.

Don’t even try

Don’t even try to understand or interpret this. Just enjoy the beauty of an unedited sentence:

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Uh-oh. I neglected to circle back lace up evening shoes as a potential error. They looked like black shoes to me, but maybe they really do sport laces in the back.

Subject-matter experts need not apply

If you’re looking for a job as a writer for Yahoo! Style, don’t worry if you know nothing about style, fashion, or clothing. It’s not a prerequisite for a job writing about style, fashion, and clothing. Need proof? Consider this photo caption from the popular Yahoo! site:

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That caption is an attempt to describe this picture of Mr. Renner:

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If you identified the location of the rose as “below the breast pocket” and not on the lapel, you’re overqualified for a writing job.

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