Do you need a hint?

Do I need to point out the error here? How about I just give you a hint as to the problem with this caption from Yahoo! Movies:

sherrif owens movies

There’s a misspelled word, and it starts with an S. If you’re a Yahoo! writer or editor, I guess I’ll have to come right out and tell you: The word is sheriff.


6 Responses to “Do you need a hint?”

  1. change it up editing Says:

    They are on a role with the rich and famous: I wonder where “Scottland” is?
    Thanks for keeping me laughing every day!

  2. ericjbaker Says:

    In fairness to the editor, there is an awful lot of text in that screen shot. Three words? It’s almost inevitable that an error is going to slip through.

    • notmyway Says:

      You’re right. Given the odds (and the fact that this is on Yahoo), it’s a miracle that only one word was misspelled.

  3. ZZMike Says:

    I notice that many of your pieces de resistance emanate from Yahoo!. I thke we should start calling it Yohoo!.

    (Readers in Formerly Great Britain often referred to the Guardian as “Grauniad”, for their creative spelling.

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