“Typos’? Is that what you’re calling them?

Ya’ have to give props to the writer of this head from Yahoo! Shine: The question mark is correctly located outside the quotation mark. What’s wrong, however, is the use of single and double quotation marks:

single doub quotes shine hp

Let’s just call that a typo. Here’s another typo from Shine:

the sell out shine

But what should this really be? “Before the Sellout” or “Before They Sell Out”?

This doesn’t look like a typo; it looks like a grammatical mistake. The writer has mistaken the noun workout for the verb phrase work out:

workout shine


3 Responses to ““Typos’? Is that what you’re calling them?”

  1. ericjbaker Says:

    I add that “never” implies the story could not happen today or at any time in the past or future. The headline should say that Heathers could NOT happen today.

    • Laura Says:

      You’re technically correct, as usual. However, I think they were going for teen-speak, mimicking the speech of an adolescent, which seems to be the target audience.

  2. lectorconstans Says:

    Never a dull day at Yahoo!.

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