Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court justice, would probably be surprised to know that she’s been misspelling her name for years. Here’s how the folks at Yahoo! News prefer to spell it:
Oy vey! Did I really read this on what is purported to be a news site? Here’s the latest guffaw-inducing sentence from Yahoo! News:
How does one person make so many mistakes in so few words? Can we start with WestJet? The airline uses what is called camel case: A capital letter somewhere between the first and last letters. Then there’s the whole “automated robots” lie. There were no robots, automated or not. There was a live human being dressed as Santa Claus (without an E) who showed up on a large monitor. And if an airport actually departed, I don’t know where it would go or how it would get there. The incident in question happened at departure gates, not departing airports.
This is what passes as news at Yahoo!, written by Yahoo! staffers and edited by no one (I presume).
Here’s a look at what you can find in a single day on the home page of Yahoo! TV.
A misspelling of Kit Harington:
Incorrect quotation marks around a character’s name:
(If the writer were referring to the movie or TV show, the quotation marks would be okie-dokie, but the reference is to the character.)
I’d like to give a shout-out to the writer of this headline, but I can’t. It’s missing the hyphen that makes shout-out a noun:
How on God’s green earth do you explain this one? Did the writer first pound out it’s, decide that it’s wrong, and change it to it is?
I bet the writer of this headline would like to turn back time and correct this blunder:
Finally, another typo (how could anyone miss that?) and a second misspelling of Mr. Harington’s name: