Knowledge of English optional

Day after day I encounter the most unusual word choices on Yahoo!. In just the last few days, I’ve noticed that Yahoo! scribes don’t know the difference between a debriefing and a debunking, a degree and a diploma, and a regimen and a regiment. Now, a vocabulary-challenged writer for Yahoo! Style adds more examples. It seems that she thinks one ascribes to a style, rather than subscribing to one:

ascribe to sty

And she clearly overlooked the fact that buzzword contains the word word for reason: A buzzword is a word or phrase — not a trend:

buzzword sty

I suppose that for those writers with a limited or faulty vocabulary, a job at Yahoo! is a godsend. So, there’s that.


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