Here’s a word on Yahoo! Makers with something to lose — an extra O:
The word that rhymes with whose is lose; loose rhymes with noose. It really is that simple.
It’s easy to lose track of the number of errors on a website if that site is Yahoo! Makers. It looks like this is a misspelling of lose that’s been sitting in this article for a while:
I’m always amazed at the new grammatical errors Yahoo! writers and editors can come up with. I don’t think I’ve heard the expression that’s been sat outside an episode of “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
If you play fast and loose with English, you’re bound to come up with laughable results. Just ask the writer for Yahoo! Style who’s the new loser:
Armani is known for his looser clothes, which the writer alleges are minimal, which probably means they hardly cover all your bits and bobs:
I always thought his clothes were minimalistic, but I was wrong. But I wasn’t as wrong as the writer whose spelling ability is a real liability when it comes to the movie Inglourious Basterds.
The Riddlers’ what? That’s one question that I have for the Yahoo! Shine writer:
The other question: What does “on the lose” mean? Did you mean “on the loose”?
A study found that grammatical errors, misspellings, and typos affect the credibility of a website. I know that they affect my view of a writer and my confidence in the writer’s ability to write accurately. When I read this headline on Yahoo! Finance‘s “The Daily Ticker” I had a hint that the writer wasn’t going to be a trustworthy source of info:
Any writer who can’t match a verb (like looms) to its subject (like, oh, say, maybe trifecta), has a credibility problem with me.
I could have overlooked the hyphen that’s missing from last-minute when it’s used as an adjective:
I might have skipped over the extra word here:
But if I had read this first, I would have stop reading then and there:
Confusing loose and lose is on every list of Top 10 Confused Words. Any professional writer should be sensitive to the difference between those words and know which one to use.
Were there factual errors in this article? I have no idea, but I wouldn’t take financial advice from this writer. Would you?