Taking the reigns and hoards of people

Well, it looks like it’s an epidemic of homophonic errors over at Yahoo! Style. In a single article, the “news editor” took the reins, writing this gaffe:

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and followed up with the hoards of people:

hoards of people sty

People are not hoards, but they may be hoarders. Large groups of people are hordes.

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