Who stitched this together?

Whoever stitched together this sentence for Yahoo! Sports did a pretty good job, if you ignore the misspelling and the missing hyphen in the compound adjective gruesome-looking:

stiches spo

Maybe they should plunge

It seems that the editors at yahoo.com were surprised that the worst global markets plunged as a result of the Brexit vote:

fp worst to plunge

Wouldn’t you expect the worst markets to plunge? If you’re a frequent reader of Terribly Write, you’d also expect to find a mistake on the Yahoo! front page. In case it’s one word too many. I think. I’m guessin’ the editors meant: Brexit spurs global markets plunge. Or: Brexit spurs worst global markets plunge. Or something else.

I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

I wasn’t surprised when I saw that the news editor for Yahoo! Style used the word continuously (which means “without stop or interruption”) instead of continually (which means “recurring frequently”). It’s a common mistake among Yahoo! staffers. I wasn’t surprised when I read the next sentence — I was shocked.

uk sty 1

It is beyond my comprehension how anyone — anyone — could make a mistake that profoundly stupid. (Actually the rest of that sentence makes no sense, either. I guess this “news editor” thought Mrs. Cameron would stop wearing clothes from the United Kingdom because it was leaving itself.)

How many can one sentence hold?

How many errors can be squeezed into a single sentence? If it’s on Yahoo! Style, at least four, each of which is completely avoidable:

each of which sty

If you’re writing about people, the preferred pronoun is who or whom, not which. There’s an apostrophe missing in what should be brand’s. And of course there are two misspelled names: Missy Elliott and Cara Delevingne.

This really bites

Those Yahoo! editors are at it again! They seem to have a knack for placing typos in the most conspicuous of places. This time it’s on the home page of Yahoo! Style:

wesbite

A pitcher with only one hat

I’ve read that some baseball players would like to see a Home Run Derby that was for pitchers only. It’d be a pitchers-only derby. It would not be the pitcher’s only derby that Yahoo! Sports alleges:

pitchers only

MLB is Vegas?

That’s the question that Yahoo! Sports asks:

mlb is vegas

For those not familiar with professional sports in the U.S., the MLB is Major League Baseball. How it could be Las Vegas is beyond me. It might be in Las Vegas, though.

Not a good craftsman

A good writing craftsman knows the difference between a plural and a singular noun, unlike this writer for Yahoo! Sports:

craftsmen mlb

Wise people from whom you can learn

To the Yahoo! Finance writer: There are plenty of wise people from who you can learn. Some of those people can teach you how to proofread:

from home fin

Waiving simultaneous translation

If I were interested in this topic on the home page of Yahoo! Style, I might ask someone to translate this headline for me:

the fashions sty

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