Internet giant Yahoo! is making changes — lots of them. Among the “innovations” we’ll be seeing is a different company logo, every day for 30 days. Then the company will unveil its pick for the new look. But what hasn’t changed at Yahoo!? Terrible typos, grammatical gaffes, fictitious “facts,” and mystifying misspellings.
While Yahoo! changes its logo, the folks who write and edit at yahoo.com are desperately clinging to their old ways:
What the heck is that? The arbitrary inclusion of Florida at the beginning of that sentence makes no sense. I can only guess that the writer meant Floridian or Florida’s. What “text” did she “best”? Ms. Turnquest passed a test — the British bar exam. Is that what the writer meant? And finally, the article that accompanies this teaser doesn’t tell you the “average age of exam trainees,” just the average age of those who pass the British bar.
In this short space, Yahoo! manages to make at least three serious errors. Some things never change.