Nicole Richie: Hold the T

Imagine you’re a supposed expert in celebs and fashion trends. And imagine you can’t spell a name as simple as Nicole Richie’s. Can you guess where you could work and get away with misspelling celeb names with impunity? If you said Yahoo! Shine, you’d be right:

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If you’re writing about Ms. Richie, please hold the T. And try adding the apostrophe to the contraction it’s. Thank you.

Lindsay Lohan: Victim again

You’d think that with the number of times Lindsay Lohan’s name appears in the media, that the writer of this photo caption from Yahoo! Shine would know how to spell her name:

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Ms. Lohan’s name is just one of scores of celebrity names mangled by Yahoo!.

It can accommodate another M

Don’t you expect that a travel Web site like Yahoo! Travel would spell accommodation correctly? But, no:

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Jason Isaacs’ double

Something got doubled in Jason Isaacs’ name on Yahoo! Movies, but unfortunately it wasn’t the A:

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Not much better than the right word

It’s the nearly right word. But definitely the wrong word on Yahoo! TV:

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Looks like Jamie Bamber

Could it be that the writer of this photo caption from Yahoo! Movies meant Jamie Bamber?

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Either that or Mr. Bamber has an identical twin also named Jamie.

It’s great for baking! And deodorizing! It lights up, too!

It’s a compact flourescent bulb on Yahoo! Shopping:

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(Not to be confused with a compact fluorescent bulb.)

Marbleized is right

If you can spell marble, you can probably spell marbleized. But if you can’t, then you may make the same mistake as the writer of this title on Yahoo! Food:

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If you’re going to impersonate Rachael Ray, be sure you can spell her name

If you harbor any illusions about the editorial integrity of Yahoo! bloggers, consider this. In a blog post on Yahoo! TV allegedly written by TV and magazine mega-celeb and cookbook author Rachael Ray, the author misspelled Ms. Ray’s name a dozen times — including in the blog post’s deceitful byline:

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The only time Ms. Ray’s name is spelled correctly is in the URL to her TV show’s Web site:

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What idiot at Yahoo! decided it would be a good idea to impersonate Rachael Ray by writing a blog post and attributing it her? Clearly, this shameless exploitation of Rachael Ray’s popularity is a new low — even for Yahoo!.

I wonder how many other blogs on Yahoo! supposedly written by celebrities or experts are really written by Yahoo! hacks.

Chocolate bunnies at Easter are a given

But eating the ears off the bunnies is a given. Yahoo! Food gets the subject into a bit of a disagreement with the verb in this sentence:

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