What kind of roll did Bernie Sanders have at the Democratic National Convention? A Kaiser roll? An egg roll? Maybe it was a bagel. We’ll have to ask the person at Yahoo! News whose role is headline writer:
Actually, this is the perfect time for discreet and the absolutely wrong time for discrete:
Unless the Yahoo! News writer meant the subject was looking for a psychiatrist in separate parts, she should have used discreet, which means “possessed of, exercising, or showing prudence and self-restraint in speech and behavior.”
Where have the editors at Yahoo! News been during the past decade? Didn’t they read about Osama bin Laden and absorb the correct capitalization of his name?
I guess it could be worse. At least they didn’t refer to him as Obama bin Laden this time.
You read it here first. Well, actually not here, but on Yahoo! News:
Senators Rubio and Cruz now have a single, joined “ground game battle” in Nevada for the presidential nomination. I guess they’ve joined forces to fight Trump’s, Kasich’s, and Carson’s run for the nomination.
It seems odd, doesn’t it? Why would they do that? Is it possible that Rubio and Cruz each have their own “ground game battle”? And is it possible that the Yahoo! editors don’t know that would be Rubio’s and Cruz’s ground game battles? Is it possible they don’t know that if something is owned by two people, only the last name gets the ‘S (like Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and Mom and Dad’s wedding)? But if it’s owned separately, each name must get the ‘S?
Here’s a little advice for the Yahoo! News writer: Try using a dictionary.
A council is an assembly of people. As a noun counsel refers to a lawyer or lawyers. And lest you think that the writer had a momentary brain hiccup, here it is again:
I intend to follow the advice of a dictionary — not this writer’s example.
If you’re looking for reliable news articles on the Web, skip anything written by Yahoo! News “journalists.” The mistakes they make would be laughable if they weren’t so horrifyingly inaccurate:
Only one person died in the United States of Ebola in 2014. The CDC reports that 11,301 people died of Ebola in Africa that year. Millions of people were not dying in the streets anywhere. Perhaps the writer suffers from Trump Syndrome, named after the presidential candidate who claimed to have seen thousands of people cheering in New Jersey when the twin towers went down on 9/11.
This is beyond horrible, it is beyond irresponsible.