While checking the Yahoo news reports for the local news of my home state, Minnesota, I ran across this lovely lead (which has since been fixed). While embarrassing, it may be funny, and perhaps partly true.
â€œParts of Minnesota - already walloped by heavy rains and damaging winds over the weekend - could face large hair, tornadoes and flooding Monday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service said [emphasis mine].â€
Now, can you spot the problem?
I have to admit, I laughed out loud when I read this. Like I said . . . large hair might very well be a result of humid, wet, stormy weather, but trust me, as a journalist, thereâ€™s a big difference between large hair and large hail.
Spell-check, unfortunately, wonâ€™t catch this one, because â€œhairâ€ is a word. One might wish spell-check understood context. Maybe thatâ€™s the wave of the future.