Did the Yahoo! Food staffer hit the tequila before pounding out this?
Alcohol affects the brain; it’s an effect that’s not often good.
When I was an elementary school student, back in the Dark Ages before Wikipedia and smartphones, I learned that New York City was made up of five boroughs and that one of those boroughs is Brooklyn. Did the writer for Yahoo! Food miss that lesson?
Perhaps she meant Manhattan, not New York City. If so, that’s what she should have written.
I’m scratching my head and dusting the dandruff off my keyboard after reading this on Yahoo! Food:
I just can’t figure it out. If there are fewer treats more familiar than Oreos, where did the other familiar treats go? And what were they? I guess in the olden days, there were more treats that everybody knew about, but then some of them disappeared.
You’d think that there are few treats more familiar than Oreos, but you’d be wrong. At least according to Yahoo!.
What is it about words derived from French that trips up the writers at Yahoo!? When they’re not confusing a fiancé with a fiancée, they’re misspelling trompe l’oeil or coup d’état or pâté de foie gras. At least this writer for Yahoo! Food spelled the word correctly. It’s just the wrong word:
A tête-à-tête is a private conversation between two people, usually of an intimate nature. It’s not public. It’s not in writing. It’s not right in this context.
My advice to Yahoo!’s writers and editors: If the word contains funny little marks above a vowel, don’t use it. You will get it wrong.