If only it were true. If only an editor had read this headline on Yahoo! Shine before it was published it might have included an apostrophe (for teens’) and the correct verb:
What happens when neither the writer nor the editor looks for grammatical mistakes? You get a mismatch of subject and verb, like this on Yahoo! Sports:
When the subject is two nouns joined by neither…nor, the verb should agree with the noun closer to it. In this case, it’s singular (Miami) and the verb should be singular, too (looks).
Here’s the kind of grammatical error that I’ll never understand. How did the writers, editors, proofreaders, and yahooligans miss this on the Yahoo! front page?
My guess is that Yahoo! doesn’t employ editors or proofreaders, and its writers are the yahooligans responsible for destroying the language.