It’s Opposites Weekend at Yahoo!

What the heck is going on at yahoo.com? Are we the victims of some prank, a case of Opposites Weekend? Yesterday I noticed that yahoo.com lied about Daniel Radcliffe being the only star in a disguise at Comic-Con. Now there’s this headline:

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First let’s dispense with the issue of the quotation marks. Unless Godzilla refers to the movie (and it doesn’t), there shouldn’t be quotes around it. The names of characters don’t get that sort of treatment. (Hmmm. Unless that’s not really his name…) Then the writer alleges that Godzilla will be fighting new foes. Baloney!

Here’s the headline from the article, replete with the incorrect quotation marks. Notice the words Old Foes?

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Is Yahoo! just messin’ with us? Or are the writers there really that incompetent?

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2 Responses to “It’s Opposites Weekend at Yahoo!”

  1. ericjbaker Says:

    Maybe we should send Big G down to the Yahoo! offices to do some “housecleaning.”

    Quotes intentional.

    • Laura Says:

      They’ve corrected some of the mistakes: They changed “new” to “old” and rewrote a bit. But they still insist on using quotation marks around the character’s name. I think they just don’t get it. “Housecleaning” may be in order.


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