It’s a common, everyday experience: Someone at Yahoo! Style uses the wrong word. This time an editor confused everyday (which means commonplace, ordinary, or routine) with every day (which means each day):
This is kinda the mother of all bad word choices on Yahoo! Style:
That couldn’t be further from the correct words.
UPDATE: After I took that screen-grab, the paragraph was changed, presumably by an editor. To the editor’s credit, an incorrect pronoun was changed (from their to its) and a hyphen was added to photo-altering. And the father than the truth got a little closer to correct, though it’s still wrong:
If you mean a physical distance, then farther is correct; for a metaphorical distance, the correct word is further.
Maybe it was a silver dollar. And maybe the silver dollar was rolling down a hill. And it rolled farther than it had before. If that were the case, then this word usage on Yahoo! Finance would be correct:
Nothing could be further from the truth. If you’re describing a physical distance, then farther is the right word; otherwise, the right word is further.
The crucial difference between Yahoo! Style editors and the rest of the English-speaking world? Yahoo! Style editors don’t know the difference between a principal (which is a school administrator or something that is highest in rank or importance) and a principle (which is a rule or standard):
They just had to put that headline in the largest font imaginable. But, minutes later, the editors changed it! When I saw that they had added a picture to that headline, I was hopeful that they’d also see the error of their ways. But, noooo: