Sexuality and attraction are two different things

First, Yahoo! Shine abuses that little subject-verb agreement rule:

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The subject of the verb (which should be go) is “sexuality and attraction” (which is plural).

Second and third, the article drops a word and capitalizes the word following a dash as if it were a period:

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Finally, it misspells a word:

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Whew. I’m exhausted.

Jessica Simpson’s phony Tony Romo

Toby? Toby? This has got to be a typo from Yahoo! Shine:

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I’m no football fan. Or Jessica Simpson fan, for that matter. But even I know Jess’ boyfriend is Tony Romo.

And I know that to form the possessive of a proper noun ending in S, you just add an apostrophe.

Capping off election night

The Yahoo! front page can’t quite decide how to capitalize election night:

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Which one is correct? Neither. Unlike Election Day, election night is a common noun and shouldn’t be capped.

Northeast undergoes monumental geographic change

In a startling revelation, Yahoo! Shine announces that the U.S. Northeast has undergone a monumental geographic shift:

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The shift seems to be a result of a study linking autism to climate and environmental effects in three states. The states in the study? California, Oregon, and Washington:

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How credible is any article that confuses the regions of the United States? What else did the writer get wrong?

Just when I thought election day was over

It seems like I just can’t escape Election Day miscaps, not even when looking for a recipe on Yahoo! Food:

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Is it Greenwich Mean Time?

Or just an average time? Ponder this from Yahoo! Shine and let me know what you think:

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In the meantime, I’ll be consulting a dictionary.

Who are America’s most infamous politicians?

Joseph McCarthy? Richard Daley? Aaron Burr? Richard M. Nixon? According to an article on Yahoo! Shine, those dubious pols don’t make the list:

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The most infamous politicians in the U.S. aren’t from the past. They’re at the top of the Democratic and Republican tickets: Sen. Obama, Sen. McCain, Sen. Biden, and Gov. Palin are those dastardly characters who bring shame on themselves and their country.

Of course, it’s possible the writer is wrong. Or that the writer believes that infamous and famous are synonyms—sort of like flammable and inflammable.

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