Wrong transatlantic flight

How many errors can you pack into a headline and one sentence? If you’re an editor for Yahoo! News, too many:

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For some reason, the folks at Yahoo! love capitalizing aurora borealis, even though it’s not a proper noun. Although Atlantic is a proper noun, when it gets a trans- prefix it’s transformed into transatlantic, without the hyphen and a capitalized A. According to the American Heritage dictionary, time-lapse could use that hyphen. And thanks for telling us that Mr. Williams was flying on a flight; I would have thought he was flying on a trapeze.


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