In this episode of “You Write the Top, I’ll Write the Bottom” from the Yahoo! front page, it’s apparent that the writer of the top module didn’t really think the U.S. is officially at war, but the writer of the bottom module thought it was:
Who is Joe Zee? According to today’s Yahoo! front page, he’s a Yahoo! Style editor:
Except that a few days ago, the same people claimed he was the editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Style:
But over at Yahoo! Style, his byline says he’s editor in chief (no hyphen required):
Who is Joe Zee? I guess he works at Yahoo!, a company that can’t decide what to call him.
I know nothing about fantasy sports. Until I read the Yahoo! front page, I thought fantasy sports was something adults engaged in in the privacy of their own bedroom.
But I was wrong. Fantasy sports, with a big capital F, has something to do with football (of the American variety):
But, fantasy sports with a lowercase F has something to do with… uh, well, football:
I think those brainiacs at Yahoo! are just trying to confuse me and illustrate the company’s support of individuality and creativity. F consistency!
Did the Ice Bucket Challenge sneak up on the writers at yahoo.com so quickly that they were caught unprepared? Could that be the reason that someone thought it didn’t need any special treatment:
and someone else thought it needed quotation marks?
Maybe the people who write and edit yahoo.com should communicate with each other. I hear Gmail is fast and reliable.
In the continuing saga of “You Write the Top, I’ll Write the Bottom,” we see that the Internet giant still hasn’t decided how to spell Internet:
You’d think that a company that kinda depends on the Internet for its very existence would have standardized the spelling by now and wouldn’t put such an embarrassment on its front page.
Are you a blogger? If so, do you check what you’ve written after it’s been posted? You should because you don’t want to commit the same mistakes that the people at Yahoo! News did:
If they’d looked at this after it was published, they might have noticed the different spellings of the same word and the HTML code for an apostrophe. Oops.
Can’t make up your mind about the spelling of a word and refuse to check a dictionary? It seems that the answer is “yes” for the writers on yahoo.com when it comes to cease-fire. Somebody thinks it needs a hyphen:
and somebody thinks it doesn’t:
I guess that solves that dilemma. Spell the word both ways! Or, take a look at the American Heritage Dictionary (which is part of the Yahoo! network) to see that the preferred spelling is with a hyphen, although the single, unhyphenated word is also acceptable.
In this episode of the continuing saga of “You Write the Top, I’ll Write the Bottom,” there’s a lack of agreement on the treatment of a popular brunchtime beverage:
If your authority on capitalization and spelling is the American Heritage Dictionary, then the preferred spelling is bloody mary, although Bloody Mary is also acceptable. Just not simultaneously.
Something’s amiss with KISS. And it’s featured on yahoo.com:
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:
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?