Sadly, misspellings are not an unusually rare occurrence on the Yahoo! front page:
In this episode of “You Write the Top, I’ll Write the Bottom,” we find one writer on yahoo.com writing about a PhD dietitian (whatever that means), and another writing about dieticians:
The preferred spelling in the American Heritage Dictionary is dietitian, although dietician is acceptable. What’s not acceptable? Using both spellings.
I thought I was reading the U.S. version of Yahoo! until I read this on Yahoo! Sports:
That spelling of honors is what you’d find on the other side of the Atlantic. That’s among several words on Yahoo! that are chiefly British, but on a site for a U.S. audience. Like this:
According to the blog for Oxford Dictionaries:
Many authorities (such as “Garner’s Modern American Usage”) and language blogs state that, in US English, amongst is now seen as old-fashioned, and even “pretentious”. If you are a US English speaker, therefore, and you don’t want to come across to your audience as out of date or, heaven forbid, linguistically la-di-da, then it’s advisable to opt for among.
Geez. We know that the writers and editors at Yahoo! have trouble proofreading, by which I mean they do not proofread. So, you’d think that the Internet giant would at least provide them with a spell-checker. At least one error on Yahoo! Music could be eliminated:
A spell-checker would have spit out troibled, but wouldn’t have identified the missing words. That’s for the reader to provide.