It’s Greek to me

Well, no, it’s not Greek. It’s an attempt at French on Yahoo! Celeb and it’s wrong:

jen sais quoi celeb

That’s supposed to be “je ne sais quoi,” which literally means “I know not what,” and figuratively means “I know not what.” It’s used to refer to a quality that is difficult to describe or express.

That is not Ben Roethlisberger

I know very little about American football (or even non-American football), but I do know this is not how you spell Ben Roethlisberger’s name:

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It took a whole team to write this badly?

Here’s a shocking admission from Yahoo! Style: This article, and all its errors, was written by “Yahoo Style Editors.” Apparently it takes more than one editor to screw up this badly. In general first ladies doesn’t get capital-letter treatment (at least according to most authorities, including the Associated Press). And no authority would OK the use of an apostrophe in the plural houses. (But no article from Style would be complete without at least one apostrophe in a plural):

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One of those “Yahoo Style Editors” really ought to be able to spell the name of every U.S. president, so one of them should be able to spell every president’s wife’s name, too. Like Nancy Reagan:

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I kinda think that’s inexcusable. And I’m horrified that the writers think that Hillary Clinton was inaugurated in 1997. She never had her own inauguration. She did, however, attend her husband’s 1997 inauguration.

Those “editors” could use a little tutelage in the use of a spell-checker:

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Lordie, lordie. Doesn’t anyone in the group of “Yahoo Style Editors” know how to spell? Or use a dictionary? Or a spell-checker?

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And finally there’s just one more lie they have to tell. (It’s probably not a lie so much as an inability for the combined brains of “Yahoo Style Editors” to understand words of more than two syllables.) Mrs. Clinton did not wear an embellished gown to her husband’s second term ceremony. She wore one to her husband’s second-term Inaugural Ball.

Doe a Deere, a female Deere

What an embarrassment for everyone at Yahoo! Style:

doe deer

Who the heck works for a “style” site and can’t spell makeup? And how the heck did the misspelling of Doe Deere (the subject of the article) make it into a headline and past the editor’s eyeballs?

The real Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Notorious R.B.G. isn’t this person on Yahoo! Style; it’s actually Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

ginsberg style

You’re not fooling anyone

The writer over at Yahoo! DIY isn’t fooling anyone with this misspelling of trompe l’œil:

tromp diy

Trompe l’œil, which means “fool the eye” in French,l is a style of painting.

How much is a pavillion?

What’s a pavillion? Is it more than a gazillion? No, it’s a misspelling (imagine!) on Yahoo! Music and it’s followed by a typo as the tour of mistakes continues:

pavillion music

That’s supposed to be “LC Pavilion” and “as the Yahoo… continues!” But you knew that.

The worst case of the hick-ups

It seems that the writers for Yahoo! Style have no regard for spelling. Case in point: these ridiculous errors that include a misspelling of hiccups and arbitrary (and totally incorrect) hyphens.

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It’s not hard to belive

It’s not hard to believe that there would be a major misspelling on one of the most visited pages on the Web — yahoo.com. It happens everyday:

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Hot dog! That’s corny

I gotta be frank: This spelling of corn dog on the  Yahoo! front page just doesn’t cut the mustard:

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