Insider training on Capitol Hill

Frankly, I see nothing wrong with some insider training on Capitol Hill. Everyone could use some additional instruction. Maybe Yahoo! would consider a little insider training for the editors who write for the Yahoo! front page:


Perplexing tones

I’m totally perplexed by this headline on the Yahoo! front page:

Does anyone know what a tone is? Is it a typo for ton (which is 2,000 pounds) or tonne (which is a metric ton or about 2,205 pounds)? Or is it something else?

Subject and verb continue to disagree

There’s a disagreement between the subject of a sentence and its verb on Yahoo! Shine:

Mavericks missing a little something

It’s just an apostrophe that’s needed to make this teaser on the Yahoo! front page correct:

Far from the Raiders’ headquarters

On the Yahoo! front page today:

Romney health plan violates conservative school administrators

According to the reporter for Yahoo! News‘ “The Ticket,” critics of Mitt Romney’s health care plan for Massachusetts violates conservative school administrators:

The homophonically challenged writer meant principles, basic rules, standards, or truths.

What’s missing?

What’s missing on the home page of Yahoo! TV? Just a little word here:

The best a company has to offer?

A corporate blog reflects not just on the writer, but on the company as well. So, it’s reasonable to think that a company would assign the task of maintaining the blog to its best writers, and it would ensure that it is grammatically correct, correctly spelled, and accurate.

So, maybe Yodel Anecdotal, the company blog for Yahoo!, reflects the best the company has to offer. Perhaps no one at Yahoo! knows the difference between a fiancé (a male) and a fiancée (not a male). Perchance no one cares about the missing hyphens in 20.5-carat, groom-to-be, or mega-celebrity. Perchance, no one is capable of noticing a missing word or the redundancy in “and they also”:

Maybe, just maybe, this really is the best the company has to offer.

A look back at her writing

You just know that starting off with a missing word in a headline can’t be good. And you could probably guess it happened on Yahoo! Shine:

Yes, it’s the start of an error-filled article, which continues with a hyphen dropped from 5-decade and a missing indefinite article:

The sloppiness continues with the unnecessary “at the time” and the miscapitalized Gaga:

No article on Shine would be complete without a dangling modifier that leads to unintended hilarity. After implying that Cher’s hair was half of the singing duo, the writer gives a photo credit to a rather oddly named source:

Generally, the title of TV shows are in quotation marks on Shine (but there’s no consistency on the site), and the then husband could use a hyphen:

This should have some quotation marks around it ’cause it’s a title:

This should be Brigitte Nielsen:

and this shouldn’t have a typo:

Looking back at her writing? No thanks.

Seems to me this is wrong

It seems that this article on Yahoo! Shine is coming apart at the seams:

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