Which is worse? Dropping a word:
or adding a redundant one?
Just ask the readers of the Yahoo! front page, the most visited page on the Internet.
OMG! Could this be any more obvious?
Where was the proofreader before this was published? Oh, yeah, Yahoo! omg! doesn’t have proofreaders.
The writer for Yahoo! Shine will now go collect her membership card to the Reese Witherspoon Sobriety Club.
Keep in mind as you read this that it is from “The Ticket,” a blog brought to you by Yahoo! News:
You might not recognize the misspelling of Jay Pharoah’s name, but a real editor would.
Anyone with an IQ higher than room temperature would recognize this as sloppy journalism at its worst:
This is what passes for news at Yahoo!.
In case you harbored any doubts as to the location of Chicago homicides, the kind editors at Yahoo! News offer the facts:
It’s the the most repeated word on Yahoo!. This time it makes a double appearance on the the Yahoo! front page:
Are all the writers and editors at yahoo.com on a holiday break? Is this the work of an actual professional or are high school dropouts filling in for the regular staff?
Some people should not be allowed near a keyboard, especially if their digital scribblings could be seen by millions of people. The “writer” for Yahoo! Screen‘s “Broken News Daily” is one of those people.
If you can’t spell Wichita and can’t be bothered to Google it, you should probably give up your dream of being paid to write. If you think it’s OK to include both a dollar sign and the word dollar, and you don’t know that Scrooge said, “Bah! Humbug,” then you should just turn in your keyboard. And all writing implements within your reach. And don’t ever, ever try to write again.
Too much of a good thing is bad. Too much of a bad thing is worse. That’s what you get on Yahoo! Movies, where the writer has a few too many synonyms for also. In addition to using aside from, the writer also included was also as well as to boot, too.
And forget the hyphens: They’re both wrong. There’s no need for one in bona fide or to attach an adjective (low) to a noun (point). It’s just too much.