It isn’t the same thing, is it?

Walt Weiss wasn’t named a coach for the Colorado Rockies, he was named the manager. Please ignore what you read on the Yahoo! front page:

Just as a matter of principle, you should probably ignore everything you read on


Please bring the jobs back to the U.S.

This is what happens when you let people who know nothing about the U.S. presidential race write:

I’m not sure why this bit of news appears on the home page of Yahoo! TV, but it is utter nonsense. First, the writer should have written Electoral College. Second, the race for electoral votes was not tight. President Obama received nearly 50% more electoral votes than Romney, and his lead could be even greater if he wins Florida.

The real princess’s tomb mystery

The brainiacs who work on the Yahoo! front page claim there’s a mystery — and they’re right! But the mystery isn’t about a princess’s tomb or a 8,500-year-old murder. It’s about the person who wrote this on

The mystery? How the heck do you write something like that and still have a job? Didn’t you learn in the fourth grade that the possessive of princess is princess’s? Didn’t you learn 8,500-old makes no sense? Didn’t you learn the basics of writing and proofreading?

The end of the eocon? The end of English?

If you’re unaware of the eocon, don’t worry. Most of us are. And it’s too late for us political amateurs to catch up with the eocon-intelligentsia, because the end of the eocon is nigh. According to the Yahoo! front page, that is:

What next?! Maybe we’ll hear about the end of the neocon.

A hair-raising goof

There’s a hair-raising goof on the Yahoo! front page that could only mean that the Internet giant is still out-sourcing writing on

I know! Scary, isn’t it?!

A real lightning rod for criticism

A mistake on Yahoo! News’ “The Ticket” can become a lightning rod for criticism, especially when the writer doesn’t know the difference between lightning and lightening:

Lightening means “making lighter”; lightning is the stuff that accompanies thunder.

Don’t try French

Really? Should you really be trying to write in French when you haven’t yet mastered English?

The writer for Yahoo! Shine was going for “trompe l’oeil,” which is French for “fool the eye.”

Not so Evel Knievel

It’s not quite Evel Knievel from Yahoo! News‘ “Who Knew?”

Robert Knievel changed his name to — wait for it — Evel, mimicking the spelling of his last name.

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