Are you waiting for a Yahoo! Style article that is error-free? Don’t hold your breath. Relax, breathe, and read:
The White House isn’t going anywhere, according to Yahoo! Style:
Is the White House stationary? Yes, but it’s not a source of handwritten letters. That would be White House stationery. If you have trouble remembering the difference between stationary and stationery, just remember both letter and stationery include the letters ER.
I know this teaser on the home page of Yahoo! Finance is wrong, but I have no clue how to make it right:
Donald Trump lead makes no sense to me, even if the editor had used the correct past tense of lead, which is led. Is there a word or two missing? Should this be: Donald Trump’s election led …? Who knows!?
Also, who knows why the editor chose to use data as a plural noun. Although data can be used with either a singular or a plural verb, except in the most technical cases, it’s treated as a singular noun denoting a mass quantity. Anyone Googling the word would see that recent data shows it’s most often used with a singular verb.
The principal (or most important) principle (or basic rule) of writing is to know something about the language you’re writing in. The writer for Yahoo! Style illustrates one possible outcome if you dare to violate that principle:
The head administrator of a high school is a principal. Didn’t we all learn in third grade: The principal is your pal?