On one of the most visited sites in the world, an Olympic error:
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?
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.
What do you call an accessory that goes with everything you have on? A wherewithal!
Ha-ha. That riddle just popped into my teensy brain when I read this on Yaoo! Style:
If this homophonic horror happened in a nineteenth century classroom, the writer would be sitting on a stool in the corner where she would be forced to wear a dunce cap.
Looks like this Yahoo! Style writer was trying to be excruciatingly correct, but wound up being completely wrong:
The word she should have used is whoever, because it’s the subject of the verb wears.
If you’re unsure if you should use who or whom (or whoever or whomever), go with who (or whoever). You’ve got a 50-50 chance of being correct. If you use whom or whomever and you’re wrong, you look like a pretentious high school dropout.