Yeah, I do, too. But the writer or editor for Yahoo! front page has completely forgotten it — or at least how to spell it:
Most writers follow a regimen involving steps like draft, edit, spell-check, and proofread. It would make sense that a professional writing for yahoo.com, where words are read by millions of people all over the world, would follow a similar regimen. But no. There are no procedures, no processes, and no standards for writing at Yahoo!. Anything goes. And anything — no matter how poorly written or spelled — is good enough:
If something is essential, can you do without it? Apparently you can, because that’s what it says on the Yahoo! front page:
Perhaps the writer meant “conveniences they do without.”
It’s shocking how awful some writers are on yahoo.com. I’m not referring to the typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors they make every day. I’m referring to the outright moronic claims writers make that belie their inability to read and their ignorance of common facts.
Here’s what touched off my rant:
You think the story behind the link is about a priest? You would be wrong. You think it’s about someone who is jailed? Wrong again. The article is about an Orthodox Jewish counselor who was sentenced to prison for the rape of a girl.
Someone needs to take this writer out to the woodshed and administer a little whoop-ass.
It’s not often you read about Itzhak Perlman on Yahoo! Music. After seeing this, I can understand why: