Let’s take the charitable view and call this a typo on Yahoo! News:
Funny thing about typos: The reader can’t always figure out what the writer means. Is it several students who develop the robotic arm? Or is it one student who develops it?
There’s still no place like Yahoo! for grammatical gaffes, massive misspellings, and terrible typos. This latest is from Yahoo! Movies and I think it’s trying to tell us something about Oz:
Apparently there are seven dog breeds that should be mixed for their “adorable faces and desirable but.” At least that the what I get from this headline and summary on yahoo.com:
So, I’m reading this headline/photo caption thingie on Yahoo! News and can’t decide: Is Bangladesh going to jail a head or is the country going to hang the head of a jail?
And if they’re going to jail a head, will they decapitate it first?
Fter all, if the Yahoo! Shine writer/editor didn’t bother to proofread this, why would you bother to read past the typo?
Really? Did the Yahoo! Sports editor really think that this was correct?
I recommend sending him or her to the Grammar Slammer.
If you’re responsible for this gaffe on Yahoo! omg!, I recommend you plead the Fifth to avoid the Grammar Slammer:
The verb just can’t seem to get it together with the subject. It should be the past tense pleaded or the present tense pleads.
There are times when I read something on the Yahoo! front page like this:
and then I read something like this:
And I have to wonder: Do the folks who wrote those work for the same company?