Headlines in mile-high letters are not good places for grammatical errors.
I bet the writer for Yahoo! Sports would really be embarrassed to learn that his that’s should be that are.
What’s better than botox? Spelling it correctly — with a capital B. Botox is a registered trademark, and not the generic noun that the writer for yahoo.com thinks it is:
Well, at least you’ll learn about techniques that will banish wrinkles better than Botox does, right? No. The article never mentions Botox, which is probably a good thing, since the writer would likely misspell it.
Holy Milk Bone! Even my dog Millie would know that this is a giant grammatical gaffe on Yahoo! Answers:
If the writer had said that in front of my mother, he or she would have gotten a smack upside the head. She taught me and all my siblings that you never put yourself first. If the writer had put my dog first, then it would be obvious that the correct pronoun is I, not me: my dog and I were. At least I hope it would be obvious.
Anyone looking for accurate news should steer clear of Yahoo! News. The so-called news site has made one of the most irresponsible — and completely inaccurate — claims concerning the case of a shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old African American by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. According to Yahoo!, there is a previously undiscovered video of the victim raising his hands in the air:
If that were true, it would be critical evidence in a case that has rocked the entire nation.
Long-time readers of Terribly Write know that anything reported by Yahoo! should be considered suspect. The actual article, written by the Associated Press (a more reliable source that Yahoo!’s “journalists”) tells a different story:
Choosing the correct color of nail polish has just be elevated to a moral and ethical decision by a writer at Yahoo! Beauty:
Those with lesser standards might only make a conscious decision about nail color, but shame on them! This should be a conscientious decision on par with refusing to fight in a war for religious reasons.
It should be a crime (or at least a misdemeanor), to capitalize a word needlessly. You wouldn’t capitalize the word writer, would you? So why would anyone capitalize the word director, when it is simply an occupation or job, and not an official title? Oh, yeah, I almost forgot: This is yahoo.com and normal rules of language do not apply:
The writer probably thought it was really special, just as the writer for Yahoo! Travel thought that mecca was really deserving of a capital letter:
Sometimes, it does get an uppercase M — when it refers to the city in Saudi Arabia. But if the reference is to a place that is visited by many people, then it’s just a mecca.
Some people love autumn so much they bestow a capital letter on fall. That’s especially true over at Yahoo! Style, where the writers seem to think that style refers to making up your own rules about English:
And spring has sprung into a proper noun in the mind of at least one writer:
Not to be left out of the Society to Elevate Seasons to Proper Nouns, a writer for Yahoo! Movies decides that if fall gets a cap, so does autumn:
Capital crimes? Maybe not, but I’m willing to make a citizen’s arrest and take the case (lowercase, of course), to court.