This is the entire introduction on Yahoo! Style to a video about New York Comic Con:
Imagine you have one sentence to write and you can’t even bother to spell the subject of the sentence correctly? Imagine how dumb you look.
In the pantheon of horrible mismatches, this incorrect subject-verb combo on Yahoo! Screen tops the list:
Eek! That’s what a comic strip character says when she sees a mouse. I guess that could be called “eeking out.” I’m assuming the writer for Yahoo! Screen meant “eke out,” though this could be a typo for “seek out”:
Get your free flavors right here! These complimentary flavors pair well with each other. Heck, they go so well to get you might even call them complementary. Unless you write for Yahoo! Screen:
Is it too late to suggest that the Yahoo! Screen writer take a class in basic English?
What’s in a name? If it’s on Yahoo!, probably a mistake or two.
Here are just a few of the mangled names that appeared on Yahoo! recently. How many could you spell correctly. Better yet, how many names would you Google — even if you thought you knew how to spell them?
From Yahoo! Shine a sad attempt at Liza Minnelli:
and Terri Seymour:
and Jon Hamm:
From Yahoo! Screen, a common misspelling of Hilary Swank:
From the experts in all things music at Yahoo! Music, we get the misspelled Reba McEntire:
Yahoo! News folks should know how to spell the name of a first lady. It’s Jacqueline Kennedy:
It’s actually not a lot of typos, although many people would say that one typo on a page is too many. Here’s my current favorite from Yahoo! Screen:
I just love the typos that you know a spell-checker would catch, because I can’t imagine a reason not to use one.
This one, also on Screen, would pass any spell-check, but a competent proofreader or editor would spot it:
What would you call a man who wants to marry the Golden Gate Bridge? A bridgegroom. At least that’s what I think the folks at Yahoo! Screen are getting at:
The kittens on Yahoo! Screen are , indeed, adorable. The whole little of them. They’ve found a creative way to get to their breakfast. Or maybe it’s their lunch. Or maybe it’s brunch: