If only there were a way…

If only there were a way for a writer to look up the correct spelling of a product. I’m thinkin’ maybe if the writer for Yahoo! News had a picture of Hellmann’s mayonnaise, this misspelling might not have happened:

hellmans news

Maybe.

You call that a malfunction?

When reading about a wardrobe malfunction you encounter a spelling malfunction, you know you’re looking at a Yahoo! site. This time it’s Yahoo! Celebrity:

malfuction celeb

That’s par for the toes

It’s par for the course: An ugly typo on yahoo.com:

fp partoes

Payoff off

This payoff on Yahoo! Sports is a little off:

payoff sports

As one word, payoff is a noun. What’s needed here is a verb, pay off.

This should have been fixed

Mickey Rourke’s bout was fixed? Big deal. You know what really should have been fixed? This typo on Yahoo! Celebrity:

opponen celeb

Maybe you should pick up a dictionary

If you’re unsure of a word, pick up a dictionary. That’s my advice to the writer for Yahoo! Sports who thinks that pickup is a verb. It’s not; it’s a noun or an adjective.

pickup sports

Besieged by misspellings

Sometimes it seems like readers are besieged by misspellings and typos on Yahoo!. And there’s no reason for the kind of mistakes we all find on the Yahoo! front page:

fp seige 2

and Yahoo! News:

seige news

If the writers and editors refuse to use a spell-checker or a dictionary, then maybe they should just stick to easier words, like attack. I don’t think they can mess that up.

Nicole Kidman: Winning by a nose

It wasn’t makeup that won an Oscar for Nicole Kidman. According to Yahoo! Style it was her prosthetic nose that earned her an Academy Award.

nose style

Oh, dopey me. I thought it was her acting.

What whas that whord?

Whell, it looks like the whriter for Yahoo! Celebrity whent a little overboard with the H’s:

whirlwhind celeb

Maybe you should try Googling her name

I know one person who didn’t bother searching for Ariana Grande, and that person works at yahoo.com:

fp arianna grande

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