What do reporters hoard?

Back in the day of newspapers that printed news on paper, hordes of reporters hoarded notepads, number 2 pencils, and confidential sources. Now in the day of the Interwebs, what does the press hoard? That’s the question I’m left with after reading this:

hoards of press

I’m guessin’ that over at Yahoo! Shine it’s not dictionaries.


What did you think it was?

Did the Yahoo! Shopping writer think that bluetooth was just a plain, common noun that somehow made sense?

bluetooth shopping

The word Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. It is derived from “the 10th-century Danish King Harald Blatand (Harold Bluetooth), instrumental in uniting warring factions in Scandinavia” (Collins English Dictionary).

Bad spelling, bursting mouth, bold prediction

There’s hardly more you could cram into a single photo caption: a misspelled Mulberry, a roof of the mouth that “seemed to pop,” and a prediction for the far distant future:


The next time this Yahoo! Shine writer is looking for a colorful word, she should dip her pen in a new palette.

This is not Us Weekly

She’s an author, writer, and critic. She was the film critic at Us Weekly from 2000 to 2011. And she has no idea how to spell the names of some of the most visible and honored personalities in today’s cinema.

She mangles Matthew McConaughey here:

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and in the same article, struggles with Kathryn Bigelow:

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Daniel Day-Lewis doesn’t get the hyphen in his last name:

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And again with the misspelled Matthew McConaughey — but this time she’s screwed up his first and last names:

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She’s probably used to having an editor clean up her scribblings, but now she writes for Yahoo! Movies‘ “The Reel Breakdown,” and editors are a luxury that Yahoo! doesn’t invest in.

Oooh, your jeans are hot!

Your denim jeans are hot. Your sleek black cocktail dress is simply divine. It’s so much fun complimenting anything in your closet.

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But if you’re looking for something that goes well with your wardrobe, you’re looking for something that complements your clothes. Pay no attention to the writer behind Yahoo! Shopping who suffers from homophonic confusion.

Now I get the ‘fiscal cliff’

I’ve often seen headlines about the “fiscal cliff” — possible tax increases and spending cuts beginning in 2013 — and wondered why the term was enclosed in quotation marks. Now, after reading Yahoo! News‘ “The Ticket” I understand:

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It’s not a real or imaginary or metaphorical cliff. It’s a figurative Fiscal Cciff! Thanks, Yahoo!, for clearing that up!

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