That’s a whopper of a misspelling on Yahoo! Shine:
The disease is whooping cough.
There are lots of examples of the failure of Yahoo! writers to do basic arithmetic. Now we have proof that not only can they not add or subtract numbers, but they also can’t tell which of two numbers is greater: 229 or 127. Here’s the sad evidence on Yahoo! Shine:
David “Big Papi” Ortiz has a special relationship with Boston. You’d think that it would have something to do with his job as a DH for the Boston Red Sox, but it has nothing to do with “the world of sports,” as they say over at the Yahoo! front page:
If you don’t find it in the world of sports, does that mean Mr. Ortiz has left Fenway Park and baseball? Perhaps the geniuses at yahoo.com really mean that the relationship is rare or even unique in the world of sports.
Holding a panel discussion in the foundation of the George Bush Presidential Library sounds a little dark and dreary to me. But that’s where it’s happening, if you believe what you read on the Yahoo! front page:
Of course, I know you’re all skeptical of what you read on yahoo.com. As well you should be. The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. So, it’s kinda hard to imagine how you could hold an event at a foundation, unless you mean the cellar of a building.
I don’t know where you wash your wine glasses, but mine go into the dishwasher (if they used to hold strawberry jelly). The really nice stuff (which can be purchased in a box of 12 at Ikea) are washed by hand in the sink. But I’ve overlooked a third option — under the sink! That’s the advice from Yahoo! Finance:
I’m not sure how I’d do that. There’s not much room there what with the garbage disposal, the boxes of Cascade, and the one gallon tin of extra virgin olive oil. Maybe I can move the Cascade.
If you’re a reader who’s not familiar with American history, this phrase on Yahoo! Celebrity might not strike you as a tad off:
But I suspect that even a yurt-dwelling Turkmen would question whether the U.S. is only 60 years old. In fact, it was the Humane Society of the United States that had the 60th anniversary event.
Here’s a hint to editors and proofreaders: It’s not enough to check for spelling and punctuation errors. You might want to make sure that every sentence actually makes sense.