This should have been fixed

Mickey Rourke’s bout was fixed? Big deal. You know what really should have been fixed? This typo on Yahoo! Celebrity:

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Maybe you should pick up a dictionary

If you’re unsure of a word, pick up a dictionary. That’s my advice to the writer for Yahoo! Sports who thinks that pickup is a verb. It’s not; it’s a noun or an adjective.

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Besieged by misspellings

Sometimes it seems like readers are besieged by misspellings and typos on Yahoo!. And there’s no reason for the kind of mistakes we all find on the Yahoo! front page:

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and Yahoo! News:

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If the writers and editors refuse to use a spell-checker or a dictionary, then maybe they should just stick to easier words, like attack. I don’t think they can mess that up.

Nicole Kidman: Winning by a nose

It wasn’t makeup that won an Oscar for Nicole Kidman. According to Yahoo! Style it was her prosthetic nose that earned her an Academy Award.

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Oh, dopey me. I thought it was her acting.

What whas that whord?

Whell, it looks like the whriter for Yahoo! Celebrity whent a little overboard with the H’s:

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Misspelling Super Bowl

Is this more proof that the writing on yahoo.com has been outsourced? What American doesn’t know that it’s the Super Bowl and not Superbowl, which sounds like a large toilet?

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Maybe you should try Googling her name

I know one person who didn’t bother searching for Ariana Grande, and that person works at yahoo.com:

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Oddest oddsmaker is a real stinker

Here’s a really odd oddsmaker from the Yahoo! front page:

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That’s not the only oddity in that module: The sentence below it seems really odd, too.

Playing fast and loose with language

If you play fast and loose with English, you’re bound to come up with laughable results. Just ask the writer for Yahoo! Style who’s the new loser:

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Armani is known for his looser clothes, which the writer alleges are minimal, which probably means they hardly cover all your bits and bobs:

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I always thought his clothes were minimalistic, but I was wrong. But I wasn’t as wrong as the writer whose spelling ability is a real liability when it comes to the movie Inglourious Basterds.

They’ve totally given up

How can you tell the Yahoo! Style editors have no commitment to their job and have, in fact, given up? It starts when they can’t even get the name of their site right:

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And it goes on to the misspelled series and a commitment that couldn’t be more screwed up.

They don’t bother to spell three words correctly and don’t bother proofreading or running a spell-checker. These “editors” have checked out.

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