Still holding your breath?

Take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. Stay calm, this misspelling on Yahoo! DIY may pass:

breath diy

Acute mistake

It’s so cute when the writers for Yahoo! try to pound out words or names that include accent marks. It’s cute, and usually wrong. Today, it’s Renée Zellweger’s name that has a misplaced acute accent on Yahoo! Celebrity:

renee celeb

That is not Aaron Rodgers

That’s not Aaron Rodgers on the Yahoo! front page, but it should be:

fp aaron rogers

Yesterday, it was a misspelled Roethlisberger. Today, it’s a misspelled Rodgers. Why do yahoo.com writers have a problem with quarterbacks?

It’s Greek to me

Well, no, it’s not Greek. It’s an attempt at French on Yahoo! Celeb and it’s wrong:

jen sais quoi celeb

That’s supposed to be “je ne sais quoi,” which literally means “I know not what,” and figuratively means “I know not what.” It’s used to refer to a quality that is difficult to describe or express.

That is not Ben Roethlisberger

I know very little about American football (or even non-American football), but I do know this is not how you spell Ben Roethlisberger’s name:

fp roethisberger

What’s a cozy’s?

I don’t know what a cup cozy is, but I do know this isn’t its plural on Yahoo! DIY:

cozys apost diy

Seriously. What is wrong with the writers at DIY? They can’t seem to form a plural without an apostrophe and an S. The plural of cozy is cozies. No apostrophe.

Oscar de la Renta: The go-to

In an attempt to pay tribute to the late Oscar de la Renta, the folks at yahoo.com come up with a little creative capitalization:

fp la renta

(I think Mr. de la Renta was more than just a “go-to” for women. Perhaps he was the “go-to” designer.)

As if that weren’t enough creativity, one writer for Yahoo! Style thought this was the correct way to capitalize the designer’s name:

de la renta style

and another Style writer had a completely different take on de la Renta:

renata style

I think that if you’re going to be lauding a man whose name is so well-known, you should be able to spell it correctly.

It took a whole team to write this badly?

Here’s a shocking admission from Yahoo! Style: This article, and all its errors, was written by “Yahoo Style Editors.” Apparently it takes more than one editor to screw up this badly. In general first ladies doesn’t get capital-letter treatment (at least according to most authorities, including the Associated Press). And no authority would OK the use of an apostrophe in the plural houses. (But no article from Style would be complete without at least one apostrophe in a plural):

fl 1

One of those “Yahoo Style Editors” really ought to be able to spell the name of every U.S. president, so one of them should be able to spell every president’s wife’s name, too. Like Nancy Reagan:

fl 2

I kinda think that’s inexcusable. And I’m horrified that the writers think that Hillary Clinton was inaugurated in 1997. She never had her own inauguration. She did, however, attend her husband’s 1997 inauguration.

Those “editors” could use a little tutelage in the use of a spell-checker:

fl 3

Lordie, lordie. Doesn’t anyone in the group of “Yahoo Style Editors” know how to spell? Or use a dictionary? Or a spell-checker?

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And finally there’s just one more lie they have to tell. (It’s probably not a lie so much as an inability for the combined brains of “Yahoo Style Editors” to understand words of more than two syllables.) Mrs. Clinton did not wear an embellished gown to her husband’s second term ceremony. She wore one to her husband’s second-term Inaugural Ball.

Doe a Deere, a female Deere

What an embarrassment for everyone at Yahoo! Style:

doe deer

Who the heck works for a “style” site and can’t spell makeup? And how the heck did the misspelling of Doe Deere (the subject of the article) make it into a headline and past the editor’s eyeballs?

The real Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Notorious R.B.G. isn’t this person on Yahoo! Style; it’s actually Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

ginsberg style

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