What was the writer for yahoo.com thinking by lightening the word announcement by one letter?
Maybe the writer was struck by lightning just before sitting down at the keyboard. Yeah, that’s it.
I wonder how many mistakes a writer for yahoo.com has to make before being fired. In some situations, someone could be terminated with lightning-fast speed, especially if they made a mistake like this:
If Yahoo! actually employed editors and proofreaders, removing weak writers could be lightening their load.
Reading this article on Yahoo! Shine had me wondering: What happens when a “mega-mansion” is struck by lightening? It gets lighter. Black turns to gray; beige turns to white; red turns to pink. It could be worse: It could be struck by lightning. That would be bad. Like, burning up the house bad.
Not really bad, but really wrong was failure to capitalize Boy Scout:
A premiere is the opening or debut of a movie or play. Premier means “first in position or rank.” Guess which word the writer should have used here:
Oh, this is relatively unimportant after those errors, but the writer placed that period in the wrong place. It belongs after the right parenthesis because it applies to the entire sentence, not just the words in the parens.
Congratulations! You’ve won the Most Boneheaded Errors in Fewest Words award. I’m talking to you, the guy who wrote this for Yahoo! News‘ “The Lookout”:
Why this honor now? It’s simply in recognition of your inability to tell the difference between lightening and lightning (the thing that accompanies thunder). Your consideration for your readers, ensuring that they understand that dead birds were found dead (and not tweeting). Your profound ignorance of punctuation (including the use of the comma after a city and state) and creative spelling of what others would call New Year’s Day.
I’m sure you’ll want to make an acceptance speech. Please don’t thank your high school English teachers for helping you reach this pinnacle of journalism. I think they’d be a tad embarrassed.