How many prisons does Sandusky have?

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky has been sent to prison. Or prisons. Or new prisons. Heck, I don’t know where he is, and neither do the writers for the Yahoo! front page:

Pee? Whee!

It’s a little bit of an inconsistency on the Yahoo! front page, where there’s one spelling here:

and another one over there:

Which is correct? Well, it depends. Here’s what I said the last two times these spellings have appeared on yahoo.com:

If the writer meant “small,” then the word is peewee. If the writer meant a fan club for the Paul Reubens character, it’s Pee-wee. If the writer meant a Pop Warner league, it’s Pee Wee. If the writer meant to keep a job, then it’s time to learn to use Google and a dictionary.

It’s wrong and so is its

Scraping out a pumpkin? Make sure it’s very clean. And ignore the advice you’ll find on Yahoo! Shine:

Likewise, ignore the it’s on Yahoo! TV’s “Daytime in No Time.” It’s wrong and it’s should be its:

RIP proofreading

Proofreading is dead. Kaput. Done. As in “stick a fork in it” done. RIP proofreading:

I think the folks at Yahoo! Shine killed it.

Witch is right?

Today’s abuse of verbs is brought to you by Yahoo! News:

Why is it so difficult for a writer to match a verb to its subject. What’s the subject in that sentence? Look to the left of the verb. Is it witches? No! The word witches is the object of the preposition of. Is it depiction? Yes! And that’s a singular noun, so the verb should be singular, too.

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