Even the most casual reader of Yahoo! TV could spot this typo:
Anyone and everyone who writes or edits for Yahoo! would benefit from classes on proofreading. And grammar. And spelling. And basic English.
Spell-checkers are great, but they’re no substitute for a reading by a competent proofreader or editor. Just ask the folks at Yahoo! TV, where this typo would have been OK’ed by any spell-checker:
And so would this on Yahoo! Sports:
And this from Yahoo! Shopping:
Remember, proofread everything and use a spell-checker. It’s available at the plush of a button!
This is too different from correct, too funny, and not the two it should be on Yahoo! TV:
In a show segment called “Real Housewife’s Embarrassing History Gaffe” on Yahoo! TV‘s “Primetime in No Time,” the writer makes an even worse history gaffe than the housewife’s:
What was he thinking!? Did he have “12 Years a Slave” on the brain? Did he really not know that the Underground Railroad (which he spells two ways — with and without caps) was path from slavery to freedom?
What’s in a name? If it’s on Yahoo!, most likely a misspelling.
From Yahoo! omg!, this is supposed to be Mark Wahlberg:
and Nicki Minaj:
From Yahoo! Shine, this is allegedly Elizabeth Osborne:
On Yahoo! TV, this is the writer’s pathetic attempt at Kenan Thompson:
Yahoo! Sports offers up this attempt at Jimmie Johnson:
and Jeremy Lin:
And from Yahoo! Music, this is nearly Eminem:
Is a city counselor someone who offers advice to a city, an attorney for the city, or a homophonic gaffe by the writer for Yahoo! TV?
It’s a mistake! But you knew that. The writer meant city councilor. As the American Heritage dictionary explains:
“Council and councilor refer principally to a deliberative assembly (such as a city council or student council), its work, and its membership. Counsel and counselor pertain chiefly to advice and guidance in general and to a person (such as a lawyer or camp counselor) who provides it.”
Do you think that the writers and editors at Yahoo! TV ever get together and hold a postmortem to review their original content? You know, to see which articles were popular, which headlines attracted the most eyeballs, and which words they misspelled? Like, oh, say, maybe postmortem?
The writer for this teaser that appeared on Yahoo! TV was so certain of the spelling of Jonathan Martin’s name that he or she didn’t bother to Google it. So certain, and yet, so wrong — three times: