Supporting Taylor Swift’s midriff

Does it take the magic of smoke and mirrors during Taylor Swift’s performances to hold up her midriff? Just wondering what the writer for Yahoo! Style was watching when the rest of the world was watching Ms. Swift’s midriff-baring costumes:

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Eye think an editor is kneaded to rain inn the gaffs on Yahoo! Sports‘ “Prep Rally”:

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and on Yahoo! omg!:

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This whirred on Yahoo! Shine has a hole different meaning from the write whirred:

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and sew does this won:

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Endeavour to spell it correctly

In an article about former astronaut Mae Jemison, the Yahoo! Shine writer manages to misspell her name. But that’s not the only word she has trouble spelling:

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Jemison served in the Peace Corps (corp is an abbreviation for corporation). She is an African American (which is spelled — this time — sans hyphen). She was a science mission specialist (which doesn’t require capital letters) on the Endeavour (a spelling that is more common in Great Britain than in the U.S.).

Apparently the writer thinks she knows how to spell the name of the shuttle, because she misspelled it again. I guess we shouldn’t expect her to notice a missing word, or to be consistent about writing African American (this time she’s hyphenated it), or realize that astronaut program isn’t a proper noun:

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Perhaps that’s the best she can do. Perhaps she brought all her talents to bear and still produced content that would embarrass the editor of a high school newspaper:

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So, she doesn’t know when to use bare and when to use bear. No biggie. A lot of people have that problem (especially if they write for Yahoo!). But couldn’t she see the double will? Couldn’t she try to be consistent? (Now astronaut program is devoid of capitals.) The rest of that paragraph is a real mystery to me. Grammatically speaking, she doesn’t seem able to match a verb (which should be exist) with its subject (which is capabilities). And most house styles would recommend that a number greater than nine be written in numerals. But I quibble.

I just can’t bear it

Sandra Bullock’s dress, with its sexy back that supports her skin, is featured on Yahoo! Movies:

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I just can’t see how a nearly bare back can be supported by that dress.

Was Princess Diana carrying assault rifles?

Just what kind of arms was Princess Di bearing? Assault rifles? Shotguns? Water pistols?

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It’s hard to see what she could be carrying while she was baring her arms. Perhaps the writer for Yahoo! Shine will tell us.

Kim Kardashian’s empty head

We’ve all suspected it, and now Yahoo! Shine confirms it: Kim Kardashian has no brain.

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Bear in mind that we have no documented proof, like an MRI, but I know we can trust Shine for accuracy.

Stick to writing about nail polish

This is what happens when you let the “senior fashion and beauty editor” for Yahoo! Shine write about movies: You can grammatical gaffes and movie mistakes.

It starts with the very first photo caption in an article about films at the Sundance Film Festival.  There’s the misspelled Elizabeth Olsen, who plays a character who made a pact to lose her virginity:

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If you have any idea what a “former valedictorian reporter” is, please let me know. And if you’re certain that the character had only one parent, then you’re probably certain that the placement of this apostrophe is correct:

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This gal is writing about a movie and she can’t even get the title right; it’s “Don Jon’s Addiction.” You might want to steer clear of her in the future — at least until someone schools her in common English idioms.

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So, this is where the formatting for the photo captions get a little wonky and appear twice, giving us two times as many mistakes to point at and laugh — mistakes like using “aside from” and “also” in this sentence:

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“Aside from” means “except for,” not “in addition to.” Aside from that and the undercapitalzed Vincent D’Onofrio, the sentence is okie-dokie.

And aside from the missing hyphen in hard-partying and the misspelled Shailene Woodley, this sentence is OK, too:

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There’s no mistaking this grotesque spelling of Daniel Radcliffe:

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And finally, the senior editor, who is more experienced writing about nail polish than motion pictures, gives us this bit o’ nonsense:

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I’m thinking she means “since her mom died in child birth” (or maybe “during child birth”), unless the mother died during her own birth, which would make for a very short movie. Anyhoo, the woman died and some character played by Jessica Biel uncovered her. Or uncovered herself.

Uncovering a striking resemblance

Sometimes I can’t bear the mistakes on Yahoo! This homophonic horror from Yahoo! Screen bears a striking resemblance to quite a few other embarrassments from the Internet giant:

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Helen Hunt: Carrying her own breasts

In the movie “The Sessions,” Helen Hunt carries her own breasts in her role as a sexual surrogate:

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I have no idea why Thelma Adams of Yahoo! Movies felt that was significant enough to mention in bold letters. Frankly I think millions of women do that every day.l

Slicing and boning a sycophant

It sounds like a heinous crime from “Silence of the Lambchops”: fileting a minion. Fileting (also spelled filleting) involves slicing and boning meat. When it involves a minion (or an obsequious follower or sycophant), then we’re into the realm of cannibalistic horrors.

I can’t bear to think about that; I’ll just consider that the Yahoo! Shine writer doesn’t know a minion from a mignon.

That’s probably the worst misspelling ever. So this misspelling of Philadelphia isn’t so bad:

But how did that slip past the spell-checker? Oh, yeah, Yahoo! writers don’t use a spell-checker. They also don’t understand that polar ideas are just cold ideas. Polar opposite ideas are at opposite ends of a spectrum (and not different sides of a spectrum).

Bear in mind, the writer of this article is a professional:

This is a long way from correct:

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