Are you kidding me? The geniuses at the Yahoo! front page can’t get Josh Hutcherson’s name right? How hard were they trying?
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:
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?
It takes a village of Yahoo! Style editors to make this many mistakes in a single paragraph:
Wouldn’t you think that one of these “editors” would know that the correct verb is look, so it agrees with the plural subject? Wouldn’t you think that one of them would say, “Hey, did anyone check the spelling of these names?” No, they obviously didn’t. If they had, they might have spelled Haider Ackermann and Phoebe Philo correctly. (These are supposed to be style editors, and they misspell two out of three designer names?)
Did anyone think to verify the title of the movies? No, of course not. They trusted their memory instead of Google. The movies are “Only Lovers Left Alive” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Sometimes it takes a village of editors. Sometimes it takes the village idiots.
If only there were a way that the brain trust that writes for yahoo.com had a way to check the spelling of names. Something like a picture of a poster of a missing teenager. That way, the writers and editors could be sure they were spelling her name correctly:
Of course, even if they had a picture, they would have to actually care about little details like accuracy and journalistic integrity. Sigh.
That’s not Aaron Rodgers on the Yahoo! front page, but it should be:
Yesterday, it was a misspelled Roethlisberger. Today, it’s a misspelled Rodgers. Why do yahoo.com writers have a problem with quarterbacks?