Jennifer Hudson’s extra character, Eva Mendes’ mangling

Yahoo!’s front page gives Jennifer Hudson an extraneous apostrophe and mangles Eva Mendes’ name:


Closely watched hyphen abuse

The closely watched front page of Yahoo! contains an extraneous hyphen:

Upset blogger leaving ‘Terribly Write’?

Nah. I kid. I am a kidder. But this misplaced question mark on the Yahoo! front page isn’t so funny:

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer missing an L

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer suffered an L-ectomy at the hands of a Yahoo! Games editor:

Is it payback time for that little unsolicited attention from Microsoft?

Creating a scene

Yahoo! TV’s Primetime in No Time blog probably doesn’t mean that “Action” consisted of a small scene:

This is an example of a little-seen error — even on the Web.

Kim Kardashian review can’t deliver

The Yahoo! front page can’t deliver in this summary of “Dancing With the Stars”:

Using that to refer to a person isn’t technically wrong; it’s just considered “impolite.” Grammatical etiquette calls for the word who.

The missing apostrophe in judges will incur many editors’ wrath. And the quotation marks around Dancing and its capitalization lead me to believe the writer is referring to the TV show. But it just doesn’t make sense in that context. “Kim Kardashian’s dancing” or even “Kim Kardashian’s ‘dancing'” does make sense, given her performance last night.

Sacha Baron Cohen, but not quite

What’s worse than misspelling an entertainer’s name in an online article? Misspelling it in the article’s headline. Like this example from Yahoo! Shine:

And worst of all, misspelling it in the article, too! Perhaps the writer confused Mr. Baron Cohen, whose first name is Sacha, with the figure skater Sasha Cohen, whose first name is Sasha.

Pill dropped

On the home page of Yahoo! Shine, there’s a pill missing from this teaser:

Who are the real losers?

I don’t think there was a team that got involved editing the front page of Yahoo!:

I’m sure that they would have corrected the whole who-biz. When referring to a thing or group (even a group of people, like a team), don’t use who, use that or which. Of course, it is possible that the “losers” mentioned above are actually people. We all know some of those.

Look out below!

When you’re the most-visited page on the Web, like the Yahoo! front page, you should look out for misspellings and mis-spacings:

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