Not ready for the big leagues

I don’t think that the writer for Yahoo! News’ “Odd News” is quite ready for the big leagues of journalism, especially not in sports journalism. Anyone familiar with professional baseball knows about Major League Baseball. It’s a trademark owned by Major League Baseball Properties, Inc.

mlb news

Separatists separated

Looks like the separatists have been separated from a couple of letters on the Yahoo! front page:

fp separists

Do you work for the same company?

Something’s amiss with KISS.  And it’s featured on yahoo.com:

fp kiss lc

Somebody decided to spell KISS with some lowercase letters. So, OK. Sometimes it shows up that way. But then someone else, who presumably works for the same company, decided to stylize it with all capital letters:

fp kiss cap

Do the people at Yahoo! talk to each other? Email each other? Text each other? Send smoke signals? What is so hard about deciding how to spell KISS?

Move your S

So, there are a coupla things on the Yahoo! front page that can be corrected simply by moving a letter:

fp tolls soars

I’m pretty sure that it’s a toll that soars and that thousands (and not a single thousand) flee. Just by moving the S from tolls to the end of thousand, the writer can correct two mistakes!

And I thought it was totally accidental

Imagine that! A multimillion-dollar house with a layout that was intentional! Planned, even! And here I thought that it was totally accidental. Thanks, yahoo.com, for clarifying that:

fp intentional

So, that’s three faces?

Someone with too much time on his hands noticed that Joaquin Phoenix’s face looks a little funny in the movie “Her.” According to Yahoo! Movies, there’s a face in the wrinkles of Mr. Phoenix’s forehead and — believe it or not — the face in the forehead also has a face and a mouth:

forehead movies

So, I pulled out my trusty abacus and figured out that there’s three faces and four mouths. But looking at the typos, I may have underestimated.

Why, fie on that spelling!

According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, Wi-Fi is one of its registered trademarks. It’s not a common noun as alleged on the Yahoo! front page:

fp wifi

You write the top, I’ll write the bottom

In yet another edition of “You Write the Top, I’ll Write the Bottom,” where I point out the inconsistencies on yahoo.com, we see that there’s some confusion over hyphen use:

fp debt relief hyph no hyph

It’s more than a direction

If you’re referring to the Western Hemisphere as the West, give it a capital W; otherwise, it’s just a direction. And as you can see on yahoo.com, it doesn’t always make sense:

fp west lc

In this context, the reader isn’t sure if the virus went westward or if it made its way to the Western Hemisphere.

Month, year. What’s the difference?

Oh, heck, this is just a little typo. One little word is wrong and here I go pointing fingers at the folks at Yahoo! Celebrity:

months omg

It’s no big deal. So the guy was sentenced to eight years in the big house, and somebody couldn’t hold that little fact in his or her head long enough to write about it. So, someone just typed months instead of years. What’s the difference?

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