All those things that the writer for Yahoo! Music lists make for a perfect blend; his choice of verb makes for a grammatical gaffe:
Let me get this straight: According to Yahoo! Music, the U.S. won’t have its next president until 2020.
So, we’ll be without executive leadership in Washington for four years. Some people probably think that might not be a bad thing. But then, if he isn’t elected in 2020, he’ll travel back in time (maybe in Doc Brown’s DeLorean) to 2016 and try to be the next American Idol.
Makes sense to me.
Is it true that public schools in the U.S. no longer teach grammar and parts of speech? And they haven’t taught those subjects for many years? I don’t know for sure, but that’s my suspicion. I’m practically certain of it when I read something like this on Yahoo! Music:
The writer is referring to on and in, two prepositions. How could they be mistaken for pronouns? It reminds me of the time someone at Yahoo! Sports referred to the word sissies as an adjective. Maybe it’s just sports writers who can’t tell a pronoun from preposition.
Are you a Nickelback fan? Wouldn’t you be blue if you went to a place called House of Blue in a city called Los Angeels to see Nickelback — all because of what you read on Yahoo! Music?
This is a house of blue, with door of red, but it is not located in Los Angeels (or even Los Angeles):
You should have shown up at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.