Maybe it’s a snowshoe

If the coming storm mentioned in this Yahoo! Finance clip is a blizzard, then maybe the shoe in question is a snowshoe:

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This disastrous misspelling is a shoo-in for Most Laughable Error of the week.

If togetherness and remembrance get to be too much…

Try something relaxing. I find that humor helps me through times of stress. Yahoo! Movies, for example, can be pretty funny:

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I think it’s hilarious that some professional writers can’t match a plural subject with a plural verb. Hysterical! Or maybe it’s just laughable.

Forget about this for a while

I’m thinking we’ll wait awhile for the next homophonous slip-up from Yahoo! Movies:

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While awhile is an adverb, while can be a noun or a conjunction. And a while can follow a preposition, while awhile can’t.

When they can give you a headache

Sometimes when you’re reading something on the Web, you just shouldn’t think too much. Like don’t go looking for an antecedent for every little pronoun. It can just give you a big fat Excedrin headache. Take this example from the home page of Yahoo! Shine:

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Who are the they who included the misspelled Gisele Bündchen? It could only be the “four ultra-fashionable women who are married to famous athletes.” Doesn’t make a lot of sense, but at least I don’t have to reach for the Advil.

Rachael Ray undergoes surgery

TV talk show hostess and celeb chef Rachael Ray has had a vowel removed by Yahoo! TV:

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I loves me some Chinsese food

So I’ll be trying the Chinsese turkey salad recipe from Yahoo! Food:

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So what if you can’t punctuate

You could still get a job as an editor for Yahoo! Shine:

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There apparently is no requirement that you appreciate the difference between a declarative statement and a question. Just because a sentence contains the word what, don’t assume it’s a question. So, what if you put a comma after so? Now that would be a question.

Let us give thanks

Let us all be thankful that with the end of the Thanksgiving weekend approaching, we’ll also see the end of the downgrading of this national holiday to a mere common noun. The Yahoo! Messenger blog decaps not only Thanksgiving but also Pilgrim:

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Mamma mia! It’s Amanda Seyfried!

The breakout star of “Mamma Mia!” is Amanda Seyfried, and not a Ms. Seyfriend as Yahoo! Movies alleges:

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It’s different from the correct word

The word then is quite different from the word than, which I think is what the writer of this excerpt from Yahoo! Events meant:

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Of course, even than would be incorrect in that context. Incorrect, but not befuddling like the use of the pronoun these in the next sentence. A pronoun like these requires an antecedent—a noun that it refers to. Unfortunately, that noun is nowhere to be found. Also missing is the period at the end of the sentence. Not bad. A 5-word sentence with only two errors.

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