Watching like a hock

If you’ve been watching Yahoo! Travel like a hawk, you probably noticed that you can pawn items at a rodeo:

hocking travel

Or you probably noticed that the writer didn’t know the difference between hock, which means to pawn, and hawk, which means to sell.

Hocking up a doozy

A singer coughed up an album on the “Today” show. You might think that hawking an album would be more appropriate than some disgusting act involving phlegm, but that’s not what Yahoo! TV‘s “Daytime in No Time” says:

Hmmm. Maybe the writer is just wrong. Like she was wrong when adding an S after the apostrophe here and using these when it has no antecedent:

(Following Associated Press style, you form the possessive of a proper noun ending in S by adding just an apostrophe.)

More careless errors involve the People’s Choice Awards, actor Steve Carell, a shortened and, and the Sugarhill Gang.

Dang! Lots of errors. But hocking up an album is the real doozy.

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