How many cyclists?

Were the grammatical geniuses at Yahoo! News referring to one cyclist or more than one cyclist?

If it’s one, then the apostrophe belongs before the S: cyclist’s. If it’s more than one, the apostrophe is okie-dokie and the rest of the teaser is nonsense. Either way, this is not journalism at its best.

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Another grammatical gaffe surfaces

An “official” teaser and its grammatical gaffe surface online on the Yahoo! front page:

First, it’s a first lady

From Yahoo! Shine, we learn a lot about first ladies. And a lot more about the writer.

First, we learn that the writer has no idea when to hit the Shift key. The unofficial title first lady is not a proper noun:

And neither is administration, even when it is preceded by a president’s name. And there is no National Library. The correct name is the National First Ladies’ Library.

This writer needs help. She might find some aid in a dictionary, which would tell her an aide is a person:

Oh, lord. Again with a National Library, followed by a couple of pretty funny typos:

Even if there weren’t a typo here, this would still be wrong; Mrs. Kennedy did not win a prize for designing an entire issue of Vogue:

Golly, how did this slip past the spell-checker? Oh, yeah. Yahoo! writers don’t believe in spell-checkers. They believe in looking “real” by leaving in all the misspellings:

If you can have 215-odd appearances, why not 215 even appearances? Makes sense:

To a degree, this is correct; it’s just not a master’s degree:

You can learn a lot about America’s first ladies from Yahoo!. But you’ll learn a lot more about Yahoo!’s disdain for correct English and accuracy.

Crikey! It’s Nike

Crikey! What made the writer for Yahoo! front page think this was how to spell Nike?

Quoth the raven, ‘Again?’

Once again the Einsteins at Yahoo! have misspelled the name of the great American writer Edgar Allan Poe. This time it’s on the home page of Yahoo! Movies:

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