Holy typos, Batman!

Here’s a look at what you can find in a single day on the home page of Yahoo! TV.

A misspelling of Kit Harington:

harrington tv hp

Incorrect quotation marks around a character’s name:

batman quot tv hp

(If the writer were referring to the movie or TV show, the quotation marks would be okie-dokie, but the reference is to the character.)

I’d like to give a shout-out to the writer of this headline, but I can’t. It’s missing the hyphen that makes shout-out a noun:

shout out tv hp

How on God’s green earth do you explain this one? Did the writer first pound out it’s, decide that it’s wrong, and change it to it is?

it is tv hp

I bet the writer of this headline would like to turn back time and correct this blunder:

turining tv

Finally, another typo (how could anyone miss that?) and a second misspelling of Mr. Harington’s name:

harrington tv hp 2

Thank heavens the children are safe

This could have been so much worse if children were involved:

childen news

From: Yahoo! News

Unusually rare occurrence

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

fp occurence

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”?

fp jonie

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:

fp separists

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:

fp dietician

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:

fp extemes

Kim who?

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

fp kardishian

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

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