I’m just not that into it

It looks like the writer of these photo captions from Yahoo! Shine just isn’t into capitalizing words in movie titles:

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If this is the latest in hip, laid-back writing, I’m just not into it. To me it looks like someone was too rushed, too lazy, or too indifferent to write like an adult.

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I won’t even mention the misplaced periods, which belong before the closing quotation mark. OK, so maybe I will mention them.

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Easiest Valentine’s Day mistake to make

Anyone can fail to include the big D in Valentine’s Day, like the writer of this headline from Yahoo! Shine:

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Now hear this here

Here is an example of a homophonous error:  

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I hear tell it’s not unusual to find this kind of error on Yahoo! Shine.

Take a peek at this!

I took a peek at this “helpful” hint from Yahoo! Real Estate and got totally distracted by the error:

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Typos decrease the likelihood of credibility

Studies show that typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors erode a Web site’s credibility. So, if you’re looking for information about health, consider whether Yahoo! Health is a credible source:

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One error per sentence: That’s the limit

Everyone loves to make fun of something. Some folks make fun of writers who can’t seem to get through a simple sentence without making a mistake.  Not that I would know anything about that. But I did notice this paragraph on Yahoo! Shine consisting of three sentences and three errors:

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