Not on the right track

If you need another reason not to trust what you read on Yahoo! Health, consider this:

gi track health

The writer gets a passing grade for correctly spelling gastrointestinal, but a big fat F for track. When you’re writing about anatomy, the word is tract. If you’re writing about a railroad, use track.

Potpourri of errors about Paltrow

There’s a potpourri of errors in an article about Gwyneth Paltrow on Yahoo! Shine.  Using the wrong word is far different from using the right word. And the writer of this article uses the wrong word more than once:


There are times when different than is correct, but that isn’t one of them. And neither is this:


This might be be a minor redundancy:


At least this error provided a bit of levity:


Would you take advice from someone who doesn’t know the difference between track and tract? Or between  advice (which is a noun) and advise (which is a verb)?


Secondhand doesn’t have a hyphen:


and neither does postpartum:


I’m sure there are other errors that I’ve overlooked. Do you have any to add?

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