Can’t do it three times

So, the writer for Yahoo! Movies managed to spell sorcerer correctly twice, but can’t quite get it right a third time:


What do you call a vegan in the Northwest?

An Oregan!

I kid. I am a kidder. This is just a major misspelling of Oregon on Yahoo! Shine.

How to make meals filled with guile

Looking for meals that are filled with guile that you can make in 30 minutes? Look no further than Yahoo! Shine:

Hoarding errors

Was it a swarm of paintings in a garage? Or a hoard? A homophonic error and a grammatical gaffe spice up this excerpt from Yahoo! News‘ “The Lookout”:

A new president for Mexico?

Did Mexico get a new president when I wasn’t looking? According to Yahoo! Finance‘s “Tech Ticker” the Mexican president is some guy named Felipe Calerdon, a man whose name is eerily similar to Felipe Calderon’s:

The mistakes in the article don’t stop there. The unnecessary (and incorrect) comma isn’t the worst error here —it’s the misspelled EnerCap:

I love the sight of typos in the morning

I love the sight of typos in the morning, especially when they appear at the top of the Yahoo! front page:

Turning into a special episode

Yes, that’s exactly what I want to do: turn into a special episode. Thanks for the recommendation, Yahoo! TV:

Everyday and other errors

It’s pretty obvious that than should be then in this clip from Yahoo! News‘ “The Cutline”:

But what’s wrong with the rest of that paragraph? Did you notice that the writer called the Brit paper The Guardian, but couldn’t decide if the New York paper is the Times or The Times?

It’s not every day that I see this error, but just once is too much in a reputable news source:

So, now the writer’s decided that it definitely should be The Times and the Guardian:

Which capitalization style is correct for the newspapers? I really don’t care. Really. I wouldn’t have even noticed the cap style if the writer had been consistent. And that’s the lesson: If you can’t be right at least be consistent.

That the should be that

That the on Yahoo! Shine should have been that:

The camel case for WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks’ capitalization style is called camel case. When writing about the whistleblower Web site, it’s a style that most journalists follow, except those working on the Yahoo! front page:

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