Still holding your breath?

Take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. Stay calm, this misspelling on Yahoo! DIY may pass:

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Acute mistake

It’s so cute when the writers for Yahoo! try to pound out words or names that include accent marks. It’s cute, and usually wrong. Today, it’s Renée Zellweger’s name that has a misplaced acute accent on Yahoo! Celebrity:

renee celeb

A twist on AstroTurf

Here’s a twist on the artificial grass known as AstroTurf from Yahoo! DIY:

astro turf 1

AstroTurf is not a generic term for fake grass. It’s a trademark with a capital A and T, not what you see here:

astro turf 2

and throughout the article:

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Perhaps next time the writer will learn a little something about her subject before publishing her musings.

That is not Aaron Rodgers

That’s not Aaron Rodgers on the Yahoo! front page, but it should be:

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Yesterday, it was a misspelled Roethlisberger. Today, it’s a misspelled Rodgers. Why do yahoo.com writers have a problem with quarterbacks?

Don’t hold your breath

As I live and breathe, I’ve never seen this mistake — until I read Yahoo! DIY:

breaths diy

If you expect an editor to correct this, don’t hold your breath. This was actually written by someone with the title of “editor.”

It’s Greek to me

Well, no, it’s not Greek. It’s an attempt at French on Yahoo! Celeb and it’s wrong:

jen sais quoi celeb

That’s supposed to be “je ne sais quoi,” which literally means “I know not what,” and figuratively means “I know not what.” It’s used to refer to a quality that is difficult to describe or express.

Polish this off

How many goofs can you find in this excerpt of an article on Yahoo! DIY?

marbleized diy

Did you notice that “inspired by … paper” modifies “nail polish and water”? Yeah, that was awkward. I’m pretty sure the paper was the inspiration for the project and not for the polish. And then did you see that the writer thinks that is can be an appropriate verb for the plural subject “nail polish and water”? That was ugly.

There’s the misspelled lukewarm (it’s one word, not two), and the instruction to fill the tub halfway. But in the first numbered instruction, she tells us to fill it 3/4 full. Someone is a little confused and that would be the writer. And the reader.

That is not Ben Roethlisberger

I know very little about American football (or even non-American football), but I do know this is not how you spell Ben Roethlisberger’s name:

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What do Matthew McConaughey and J.R.R. Tolkien have in common?

What could Matthew McConaughey possibly have in common with J.R.R. Tolkien? They both appeared on the home page of Yahoo! Movies. And they’ve both had their name misspelled there:

mcconauhgey movies

 

tolkein movies

Here’s a tip for Yahoo!’s writers: You should always, always verify the spelling of every name you pound out. Simply highlight the name, right-click, and choose “Search Google for …” See how easy that is. There really is no excuse for making mistakes like these.

Here’s a guideline for ya’

Here’s a new guideline for the folks responsible for the Yahoo! front page: Try proofreading.

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