What could possibly be the source of these errors on Yahoo! Style? Was the writer under such a tight deadline that she tried to save time by typing a instead of an?
Is she homophonically challenged, unable to tell the difference between due and do?
If you make three boneheaded errors at the beginning of a sentence, perhaps you should stop writing and correct your mistakes, rather than continue with the sentence.
But the writer for Yahoo! News‘ “The Sideshow” has another idea: He’s happy to make do with the limited skills he has. He doesn’t seem to mind that New Haven got shortchanged, that due isn’t what the police made, and that a semicolon isn’t a substitute for a comma.
It’s time for the Cadillac CTS-V to pay up. This make is due, according to Yahoo! Autos:
Now, if the writer had meant “To manage to get along with the means available,” then he should have written “makes do.”
Due to the writer’s inability to tell the correct word from a word that sounds like it, this excerpt from Yahoo! TV‘s “Daytime in No Time” is actually quite amusing:
For those needing additional explanation (I’m looking at you, Yahoo! writers and editors), the correct expression is due to the fact and the correct word is fiancé (which is a male).
Oh, lordie. Why are some writers allowed out in public without adult supervision? Someone over at Yahoo! Shine needs to watch this writer and exercise a little oversight because readers of her blog posts are recipients of some of the most egregious errors in Webdom.
How difficult is it to run spell-check or to verify the spelling of Whoopi Goldberg?
The relatively minor offense of omitting the hyphen in ’80s-inspired
is offset due to a horrendous homophone error:
Hallelujah! There’s only one misspelling here:
Good job! But next time, try hyphenating the compound adjective high-end: