Unusually rare occurrence

Sadly, misspellings are not an unusually rare occurrence on the Yahoo! front page:

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Too young to remember Joanie and Chachi?

Is the writer for yahoo.com too young to remember Joanie and Chachi from “Happy Days” and its spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi”?

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Does that explain the writer’s inability to spell Joanie? Or is there another reason?

Separatists separated

Looks like the separatists have been separated from a couple of letters on the Yahoo! front page:

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You write the top, I’ll write the bottom

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:

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The preferred spelling in the American Heritage Dictionary is dietitian, although dietician is acceptable. What’s not acceptable? Using both spellings.

Something’s brewin’

Something’s amiss in this excerpt from Yahoo! Movies:

milwaukie movies

There is a city named Milwaukie and it probably has breweries, but it’s in Oregon. The Brewers in Major League Baseball play in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Looking for the U.S. version of Yahoo?

I thought I was reading the U.S. version of Yahoo! until I read this on Yahoo! Sports:

honours 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:

amongst sports

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 If you are a US English speaker, therefore, and you don’t want to come across to your audience as out of date or, heaven forbid, linguistically la-di-da, then it’s advisable to opt for among.

Extreme makeover: Yahoo edition

This calls for a makeover. No one went to extremes in proofreading this headline on the Yahoo! front page:

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Kim who?

Everyone on the planet has heard of Kim Kardashian — everyone except the writer for yahoo.com:

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I suppose this could be a simple typo, since the I key is right next to the A key. Never mind.

Having troible proofreading?

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:

troibled music

A spell-checker would have spit out troibled, but wouldn’t have identified the missing words. That’s for the reader to provide.

That’s the real gaffe

Is it possible to make a worse gaffe than this one from the Yahoo! front page?

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This is a gaff:

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The mistake or misjudgment is a gaffe.


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