Is That Like ‘Sierra Cement?”
White Cements His Status With 2nd Gold
—Headline, NYT (2/18/10)
Combine quickly skimming hundreds of online articles daily with sloppily written headlines and (very mild) dyslexia and — Voila! — you get the occasional malaprop or just strange juxtaposition.
As for the above, ski buffs are fond of calling the wet, heavy snow that blankets the Sierra Nevada mountains around Lake Tahoe “sierra cement.”