This is the news, according to Yahoo! News, where correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling are strictly optional.
This is what the editors believe is correct: Capitalizing mom, even when it’s not a substitute for the woman’s name:
Here’s a hint: Don’t capitalize mother, father, mom, or dad unless you can substitute the person’s name and have a grammatically correct sentence. That means if the word is preceded by an adjective (even if it’s just an article like a or the), don’t capitalize it.
Correct: This is what Mom taught me.Incorrect: This is what my Mom taught me.
I don’t understand how this typo passed the scrutiny of Yahoo! News’ crackerjack editors:
How soon we forget. In the new post-Soviet Union era, it seems we’ve forgotten how to capitalize Soviet Union:
There were either multiple bomb attacks or one bomb attack. The conclusion is left to the reader:
That’s one way to get your readers’ attention: Omit the apostrophe in a contraction!
Here’s another way: Omit the apostrophe in a possessive: