The people responsible for the writing on the Yahoo! front page seem to be part of a media culture that often ruins the language:
It happens when the writer can’t match the subject (like, oh, say, maybe culture) and its verb (like ruins).
Is this writer from Yahoo! Style mocking the title of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 movie? Or is she really that bad at copying a word?
There’s something to be said for a writer who just plugs away at her craft, without concern for using the correct words:
Her ignorance of common idioms is quite astonishing. The result is that her writing is a far cry from acceptable:
All you barbers out there, here’s a poll for you: Which service do you prefer to give a customer? A shave or a haircut. Let me know in the comments. While I’m waiting for the responses to flood in, I think I’ll amuse myself with this homophonic horror from Yahoo! DIY:
This is what the writer meant: It’s a barber pole: