Potpourri of errors about Paltrow

There’s a potpourri of errors in an article about Gwyneth Paltrow on Yahoo! Shine.  Using the wrong word is far different from using the right word. And the writer of this article uses the wrong word more than once:


There are times when different than is correct, but that isn’t one of them. And neither is this:


This might be be a minor redundancy:


At least this error provided a bit of levity:


Would you take advice from someone who doesn’t know the difference between track and tract? Or between  advice (which is a noun) and advise (which is a verb)?


Secondhand doesn’t have a hyphen:


and neither does postpartum:


I’m sure there are other errors that I’ve overlooked. Do you have any to add?


2 Responses to “Potpourri of errors about Paltrow”

  1. TW Fan Says:

    Here’s a couple more for you, since you asked:

    “Finally, should we be taking nutritional advise from a celebrity, simply because they are crazy-skinny…”

    Should be “simply because she is crazy-skinny…”

    “…keep it between you and Madge and maybe the table of folks…”

    Should be “…keep it among you and Madge and…”


  2. Laura Says:

    I hate when writers use the word “they” when they know the gender of the person they’re referring to. It’s just sloppy writing reflecting sloppy thinking.

    As to the use of “among,” you’re correct, strictly speaking.

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