Whoa! How did the writer responsible for this on Yahoo! TV get that gig?
Of course, the writer meant: neither Bristol nor Joan is technically a wife.
I don’t know if the writer or editor is responsible for this headline on Yahoo! TV, but whoever wrote this shows a total disregard for accuracy:
The guy’s name is Ricky Gervais.
If that name is on Yahoo!, then it’s sure to include a mistake. Spelling a name correctly is about the easiest thing you can do as a writer and the easiest think you can verify as an editor or proofreader. So why does Yahoo! continue to make so many mistakes? Do you consider Yahoo! a credible source of information?
Yahoo! News misspelled Audrie Pott‘s name:
and Heather Gonglik‘s:
From Yahoo! Movies we get a sad attempt at Seth Rogen and Chris Evans:
as well as Lana Del Rey:
and Glen Mazzara:
The writer for Yahoo! TV’s “Daytime in No Time” mangles Courteney Cox:
From Yahoo! Shine, there’s a lame stab at Christina Aguilera:
and Frida Kahlo:
and Laetitia Casta:
and Simon Monjack:
and Eric Ducharme:
and Malala Yousafzai:
and Susan A. Patton:
and again with the misspelled Patton:
and Rick Salomon and Nicole Richie:
and once more:
There’s no hyphen in Ray J:
and no T in Nicole Richie. Again:
(It’s Guy Ritchie, the director and former husband of Madonna’s, who spells his name with a T.)
Yahoo! omg! gives us an incorrect Nicolas Cage:
and a rather lackluster attempt to spell Chaz Hammelsmith, widow of Roger Ebert:
Yahoo! Music’s attempt at Phillip Sweet is not so sweet:
And when telling us Pitbull’s alleged real name (it’s Armando Christian Perez), the writer tells us the wrong name:
Yodel Anecdotal, Yahoo’s corporate blog — the blog that represents the company — can’t even get Lena Headey‘s name right:
What does that tell us about this company and its commitment to quality content? Everything.
It just wouldn’t be right to let this go without poking fun at the writer for Yahoo! TV‘s “Daytime in No Time”:
Until I started reading Yahoo!, I had never read the expression “poke fun of.” Maybe that’s because I had only read works by literate people. The expression is “poke fun at” or “make fun of.”
A writer for Yahoo! TV tries to honor the late Jonathan Winters with an article that says more about the writer than the comedian.
It appears that the writer is new to the English language. I don’t think Jonathan Winters ever appeared in a showroom (or show room, as the American Heritage Dictionary prefers) unless he was selling cars:
Readers may want to overlook this comment about Mr. Winters, lest they lose their mind as a result of the writer’s ignorance of common English words:
With news of Winters’ passing, writers are rushing to honor the comedian. Unfortunately, some of them are publishing their pearls before proofreading them:
If the name is on Yahoo!, most likely, a misspelling.
Those wacky folks at Yahoo! Shine give us a misspelling of Shirley Eaton:
and Nicolas Cage:
and, believe it or not, Willy Wonka:
Anyone who’s ever heard of Mickey Mouse, would be suspicious of this spelling of Mickey Rourke:
It’s Jon Hamm, goddam:
And it should be Marge Champion (whose name is Marjorie, not Margaret):
This isn’t just a single typo of Hans Conried; it’s two misspellings:
Maybe the writer confused Jim Carrey with Mariah Carey:
and Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Allen Ginsberg:
From Yahoo! Sports, this is supposed to be Jeffery McWhorter:
and Buddy Holly:
From Yahoo! Movies, the cinema experts mangle Winona Ryder:
and Jurnee Smollett-Bell:
From Yahoo! News, we get a weird Justin Bieber:
From Yahoo! TV, Kristin Chenoweth gets no respect — not once, but twice:
It’s a botched Steven Bochco here:
and Lindsay Arnold there:
What’s in a name?
Who knew there was another Belafonte known for his activism? I knew Harry Belafonte was the mastermind behind “We Are the World,” but I’d never heard of the Henry Belafonte who appeared on Yahoo! TV: