How did I know that Ellen Barrett’s name was mangled in this photo caption on Yahoo! Shine?
Pretty simple: I looked at the photo!
And how did I know that Pilates is a proper noun? I’m smart. And I Googled it!
Anyone with an eighth grade education could spot the misplaced correlative conjunction either…or, and anyone who can read can see the “typo” in 20-minutes:
Maybe it takes a more careful eye to see the missing hyphen in three-trainer, three-part, and high-intensity and to work out that workout is wrong:
I guess if you don’t know that Pilates is named for its founder, Joseph Pilates, you’d think it was a common noun and always spell it with a lowercase P:
But I’m thinking if you didn’t know that basic fact, maybe you shouldn’t be writing about yoga.