That’s not a nice thing to say about Winnie

As kids we had euphemisms for certain biological functions and the results of some of those functions. You know what I’m talking about. We don’t use them today as adults. That’s why I was shocked to read this insult from a writer at Yahoo! Makers:

winnie poo diy

Your wrong

When you’re a writer, you have to know your ass from your elbow about grammar and spelling. Except if you write for Yahoo! Makers, then you don’t even have to know the difference between a possessive pronoun (like your) and a contraction (like you’re):

youre arm diy

What does an apostrophe mean?

An apostrophe can be used to show possession (as in “a writer’s mistake”) or to indicate that one or more letters have been omitted from a word or phrase (as in “I can’t believe this”). Here, an apostrophe is used to show that the Yahoo! Style writer has no idea when to use an apostrophe:

ole apos makers

What letter or letters did she think were missing from ole? Was that short for oleo? Oleander? Maybe she meant olé. Or maybe she meant a shortening of old and should have written ol’.

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