The home page of Yahoo! Celebrity is not a good place to misspell Joe Giudice’s name:
In an article about racial inequity in public schools, one Yahoo! Style writer claims that students of color have a lower dropout rate than other students:
Isn’t that a good thing? Yes, it would be if it were accurate. The fact-challenged writer was paraphrasing an article that stated that high school graduation rates are lower for minority students. That means that dropout rates are higher, not lower.
I think this writer needs to go back to school and get that GED.
If well-educated editors overlooked this error on Yahoo! Style, their friends’ and families’ faces would fall to the floor:
I’m assuming that the friends and families (there’s probably more than one family involved) have separated faces, so there needs to be an apostrophe after the S on both friends’ and families’.
It’s hard to beat this for the number of errors in a single sentence:
I can’t explain why the Yahoo! Style writer included a registered trademark symbol with a product name, unless she’s under the illusion that she has to protect a trademark. Which brings me to the question: Why didn’t she recognize Velcro as a registered trademark, too? Because that would be as wrong as not capitalizing Velcro.
Don’t you wish we could all be flies on the wall when the writer discusses this with her editor? What would her argument be? Oh, never mind. I forgot: Yahoo! doesn’t believe in editors.
You just gotta wonder what was going through the mind of the Yahoo! Style writer who contributed this description to the picture just below it:
I have no idea what a “suit dress” is, but I suspect the writer doesn’t either. I don’t know what color the writer’s lemonade is, but mine is definitely NOT blue and gold. And that turtleneck that Beyoncé is allegedly sporting has a very realistic image of a partial breast on it. Just what picture was she looking at when she wrote that?
I really don’t believe that the writer for Yahoo! Finance doesn’t know the difference between you’re (which is a contraction of you are) and your (which is a possessive pronoun):
It’s the kind of mistake I’ll prone to make even though I know the difference and my writing is otherwise perfect. Nearly.