That makes for a grammatical gaffe

All those things that the writer for Yahoo! Music lists make for a perfect blend; his choice of verb makes for a grammatical gaffe:

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Is a time machine involved?

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.

With all due respect

With all due respect to the writers at Yahoo! Music, they’re wrong: The idiom is pay respects:

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Selena and Justin arrive at AMAs live

What are the chances someone from Yahoo! Music checked this caption before it went live? Uh, none:

arrives music

Well, at least we know that Selena and Justin arrived at the AMAs live. Maybe a hearse was just to pricey.

If only there were a way …

In this episode of “If Only There Were a Way to Check Spelling” we see that the writer of headlines for Yahoo! Music can’t figure out how to spell Nickelback. Maybe he could use a picture of a Nickelback album? That might help.

nickelback music

I’ll have ‘Parts of Speech’ for 500, Alex

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:

pronouns 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.

You’d be blue, too

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?

house of blue music

This is a house of blue, with door of red, but it is not located in Los Angeels (or even Los Angeles):

blue house

You should have shown up at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.

Will be today’s be the worst

Yes, it is confusing, isn’t it. But here’s something just as confusing on Yahoo! Music:

next yearfs be music

The writer meant “the pop star will be next year’s main attraction” or “the pop star will be the main attraction.” Or something else. You decide.

Literally, it’s wrong

Don’t take the words on Yahoo! Music literally:

literally music

This is how you literally kick butt:

kick butt

What Aerosmith did was figuratively kick butt.

Ariana Grande getting grander

Ariana Grande got a little larger with the addition of a random letter on Yahoo! Music:

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