Monday is Labor Day in the U.S., and for many workers that means a 3-day weekend. For companies that don’t close down for the holiday weekend, finding employees who are willing to work during that time could be a challenge. Perhaps that’s why Yahoo! has resorted to allowing non-English speakers to write for yahoo.com.
There has to be an explanation for the errors that have shown up this weekend, like this extra word that any proofreader could catch:
And this misspelling of spiky that any spell-checker would flag:
Professional writers and editors should know that prime minister is capitalized only when it precedes the PM’s name:
and that although Congress is capitalized when it refers to the U.S. legislative body, the adjective congressional is not:
Maybe we’ll have to wait until Tuesday to see an improvement in the writing on yahoo.com. Or maybe it will never come.