A shoo-in for worst homophonous error of the day

Misspelling Philip Seymour Hoffman is bad, but it’s not the worst mistake in this article on Yahoo! Movies:

This is a shoo-in for the worst mistake — of the article and of the day:

A shoo-in for dumbest error of the day

No question about it: This is a shoo-in for the worst error of the day, and it’s on the Yahoo! front page, where hundreds of people can see it, point, and laugh:

It’s not the first time the writers at Yahoo! have confused shoo with shoe. It’s happened lots of times! I’d love to know what they think shoe-in means.

A shoo-in for worst homophonic error of the day

According to the writer for Yahoo! TV‘s “Primetime in No Time,” Scotty is in some sort of footwear:

Is she a shoo-in for worst writer?

You just have to wonder: Is this writer a shoo-in for worst writer on Yahoo!?

What the hell does the writer think shoe-in means? Does she think Marilu Henner would be sticking her tootsies in some Louboutins and that made her suitable to play the queen?

OK, she only had to spell two names here, and she got them both wrong. She even got one name wrong twice. And she gets paid to do this?

For the record, it should be shoo-in, queen, Nancey Silvers and Deidre Hall. And this mess is from the senior features editor for Yahoo! Shine, a shoo-in for worst on the Web.

I’m disappointed, but not surprised

Misspellings on Yahoo! Shine aren’t surprising. They happen every day. But that doesn’t mean I’m not disappointed when I trip over one. It’s also disappointing to see that Yahoo! lets its writers play fast and loose with its name and the name of its services.

The exclamation mark is part of Yahoo!’s name (though you won’t find it in media reports about the company). Yahoo!’s celebrity-gossip Web site, omg!, is spelled at least four ways on the site. This is just one of those ways:

With the number and severity of errors that appear on Yahoo!, it’s a shoo-in for the worst professionally written site in the Interwebs.

I’d like to put my shoe in some place where the sun don’t shine!

What, exactly, did the writer think shoe-in means? It’s a shoo-in that the Yahoo! TV writer doesn’t own a dictionary:

And did the writer really think that the actress was Julia-Louis Dreyfus?

Why is it that Yahoo!’s writers, who allegedly specialize in TV shows and celebrities, can’t spell the names of celebrities on TV?

I thought this was a shoo-in

This has got to be a shoo-in for my favorite homophonic error on Yahoo! TV‘s “Primetime in No Time”:

It’s a shoo-in for my favorite

It’s a shoo-in for the funniest homophonous error on Yahoo! omg!:

And the worst grammatical error has to be a disagreement between subject and verb:

What’s your fave errors on Yahoo!?

Maybe it’s a snowshoe

If the coming storm mentioned in this Yahoo! Finance clip is a blizzard, then maybe the shoe in question is a snowshoe:


This disastrous misspelling is a shoo-in for Most Laughable Error of the week.


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