Huh? How much can you expect?

If you’re a regular reader of Yahoo! Shine (and who isn’t these days), you know you can expect at least one error on its home page. But today, as an added bonus, you get two in a single sentence:



Your legacy will live on. Unfortunately

If you’re the writer of this snippet from Yahoo! Shine, your legacy will live on:


Unfortunately, that legacy is one of a careless or grammatically challenged author.

It’s the Food and Drug Administration, goddammit!

If you’re looking for accurate information about health and medical issues, steer clear of Yahoo! Shine. If a writer can’t get the name of the FDA correct, how can you trust any other information: 


How to kid your readers

Looking for a way to kid your readers? Just follow the lead of Yahoo! Shine and write some nonsense like this:


How to paste the little things

Yahoo! Shine wants to help you paste the little things keeping you up at night:


Or maybe it wants to help you cast those little things? I wish it would tell me how to get past the little typos and missing words that appear every day on Yahoo!.

Heidi and Spencer sees a goof

I think even Heidi and Spencer see that this snippet on the home page of Yahoo! TV contains a goofy verb:


When it’s not always “I before E”

If you’re talking about Liev Schreiber, it’s not always “I before E except after C.” I wish someone had informed the writer of this summary from the Yahoo! Movies home page:


Chester French isn’t comprised by anything

I read a lot of what is written on Yahoo! Shine, so I really shouldn’t be surprised by this:


Good grief! I thought most literate people knew “the whole comprises the parts.” So, the musical group Chester French comprises two Harvard buddies. But many people would write “Chester French is comprised of  Harvard buddies.” But never, ever, ever, never have I read about a group comprised by anything.

Perez Hilton are heated

No offense to the writer of this teaser from Yahoo! Shine, but this just sucks:


To the writer of that last sentence: Perez Hilton is the subject of the sentence. He may be many things, but he is just one person and should be accompanied by a singular verb. Perhaps you were fooled by the inclusion of the prepositional phrase “among others.” It is not part of the subject of the sentence. Got it?

Yes, you red that right

One thing I like about Yahoo! Shine is that I learn something new every day. Like there are actually professional writers who confuse read and red. Yes, you red that right:


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