It hasn’t fazed the editors

Yahoo renamed its Style site to Lifestyle. That might be an improvement. Unfortunately, the Internet giant didn’t improve on the quality of its writing and editing. Are you fazed by this homophonic horror?

Apparently this hasn’t fazed the editorial team at Yahoo.

Going through a phase

I’ve seen so many homophonic horrors on Yahoo!, that one more (from Yahoo! Parenting) doesn’t faze me in the least:

phases him par

It really shouldn’t faze me

Considering the number of times the writers and editors at Yahoo! make this mistake, it really shouldn’t faze me to see it again on Yahoo! Style:

phase me sty

Going through a phase

I’ve seen so many homophonic errors on Yahoo! that this one from Yahoo! News doesn’t faze me:

phase news trends

Going through a phase

Is the writer for Yahoo! Parenting going through a phase? She doesn’t seem fazed by this homophonic horror:

phased parent

Going through a phase

When I read this on Yahoo! Celebrity, I was not at all fazed by the writer’s ignorance of the homophones phase and faze:

phased celeb

Going through a phase

Not much fazes me when I’m reading Yahoo! Celebrity. I generally remain unfazed by the writers’ many mistakes, even this one:

unphased omg

Nothing fazes me anymore

I’ve seen so many ridiculous homophonic errors on Yahoo!, that another one leaves me entirely unfazed. I’m not even shocked that the writer for Yahoo! Travel decided that the prefix UN required a hyphen:

un-phased travel


Going through a phase

What does it take to “phase” a bison? I have no idea, but I was fazed by this word usage by a “journalist” at Yahoo! News:

phased news

Going through a phase every day

When it comes to homophonic errors, I go through phases sometimes where it’s every day that I discover them on Yahoo!. Today it was on Yahoo! omg!:

fazes omg 1

I’ll never understand how a writer can confuse faze with phase or everyday (which means ordinary) with every day (which means each day).

If you’re prone to mixing up homophones, you should have someone who’s knowledgeable about language proofread your writing:

fazes omg 2

Look for someone who knows the difference between whose (a possessive pronoun) and who’s (a contraction of who is or who has). I don’t recommend the person who wrote this article.

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