This news anchor wore an everyday suit every day for a year. And this is the kind of error you can see every day on Yahoo! Style:
It seems that every day the folks at Yahoo! News commit some homophonic crime. It’s a common, ordinary, everyday occurrence:
If you mean “commonplace, ordinary, or routine,” use everyday. It’s an adjective that requires a noun to modify. It can also be a noun meaning “the ordinary or routine,” like: “Mistakes on Yahoo! have become part of the everyday.”
If you mean “each day,” then use the two words “every day.”
It seems like every day the folks at Yahoo! make the common, ordinary, everyday mistake of using everyday when they mean every day.
It happened today on Yahoo! News:
and on Yahoo! Movies:
and yesterday on Yahoo! omg!:
This is not difficult, people. If you mean “daily,” use every day; if you mean “common, ordinary,” use everyday.
It happens every day: An ordinary, common everyday word gets split into two words. And sometimes the result has a totally different meaning, as it does here on Yahoo! omg!:
When it comes to homophonic errors, I go through phases sometimes where it’s every day that I discover them on Yahoo!. Today it was on Yahoo! omg!:
I’ll never understand how a writer can confuse faze with phase or everyday (which means ordinary) with every day (which means each day).
If you’re prone to mixing up homophones, you should have someone who’s knowledgeable about language proofread your writing:
Look for someone who knows the difference between whose (a possessive pronoun) and who’s (a contraction of who is or who has). I don’t recommend the person who wrote this article.
Well, you don’t see this every day:
Actually, you do see mistakes every day on Yahoo! Sports‘ “Prep Rally.” They are a common, ordinary, everyday occurrence.
It happens every day: Someone working at Yahoo! makes a homophonic error. This time it’s the genius writers at Yahoo! Avatars who confuse everyday (which means ordinary or commonplace) with the two-word every day:
It’s happens every day: Someone on the Yahoo! front page makes a mistake. This time it’s confusing everyday (which means “appropriate for ordinary days or routine occasions”) with every day:
It seems that nearly every day there’s some bit of fiction on Yahoo! Shine. Something that the writer just made up to incite the site’s dozens of readers. This time the lie appears on the home page and involves the USDA and its alleged ban on milk:
Of course, the USDA didn’t ban milk. But the writer doesn’t feel it necessary to be precise. Or accurate. Also on that page, you’ll find:
It’s not exactly a secret that the lingerie store is Victoria’s Secret.
You can see mistakes like this on Yahoo! Shine every day: