If only there were a way …

In this episode of “If Only There Were a Way to Check Spelling” we see that the writer of headlines for Yahoo! Music can’t figure out how to spell Nickelback. Maybe he could use a picture of a Nickelback album? That might help.

nickelback music

Trying for an entry in the OED?

If a word gets widespread use, it just might end up in the Oxford English Dictionary. Or maybe just the Urban Dictionary. That might be the incentive behind this made-up word on the Yahoo! front page here:

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and here:

fp homebuying

Although homebuyer is a word you’ll find in the American Heritage Dictionary, you won’t find homebuying. At least not yet.

Ho-ho-hosiery

This has got to be the funniest misspelling of hosiery I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s probably the only misspelling of hosiery I’ve ever seen. Leave it to Yahoo! Style to come up with unique goofs:

hoisery style

You must be joshin’

Are you kidding me? The geniuses at the Yahoo! front page can’t get Josh Hutcherson’s name right? How hard were they trying?

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That’s not impossible

Do you ever think that you’ve seen every writing error that could possibly be made when traipsing around the Internet? Just when I think there are no new mistakes to be made, I read something on Yahoo! DIY that disabuses me of that notion. I’ll see randomly capitalized words (like fall and holiday), common idioms screwed up by the use of the wrong preposition (the expression is set foot in), and of course the ever-popular it’s for what should be its:

fall time diy

This is not impossible, but it should be:

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Opposed to pasta? You may be antipasta. You also may be anti-spell-checker and anti-punctuation:

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(That’s the first time I’ve encountered a misspelled antipasto. Who doesn’t love a good misspelling?)

And I’m totally looking forward to a new dish involving the mysterious slided tomato; there’s apparently a reipe for the tomoato concoction:

fall time diy 4

Have we seen every error that could possibly be made in the English language? Hardly.

Not a good place for a misspelling

What could be worse than misspelling Barbra Streisand’s name in an interview with Barbra Streisand? Doing it in a giant headline, like this one on Yahoo! Health:

barbara health

That’s my spelling and I’m stickin’ to it

When Yahoo! Music announced an upcoming concert, the writer had a little trouble spelling Asbury Park:

asbruy music

The next day, the writer failed to take advantage of the chance to correct it:

asbruy music 2

Hey, if you can’t be correct, at least be consistent. Although correct is better.

Allegedly a word

This is allegedly a word on the Yahoo! front page, but we know better:

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What if you’re neither Rihanna nor Wilma?

Whether you’re a grammar nazi or just a casual reader, you’re sure to be astounded by the gaffes in this excerpt from Yahoo! Style:

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The logic is lost on me: If you’re Rihanna or Wilma Flintstone (and who among us is?), then any girl can “rock” this necklace? If you’re not, then no girl can rock it? Huh? Can someone explain this to me?

When violance erupts

Would violence erupt in a legitimate newsroom if this misspelling appeared on a real news site?

violance news

Yahoo! News is responsible for this eruption of violance.

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