You’re so vain, you probably think this blog is about you

Ever wonder if the Yahoo! Style writers think this blog is all about them? Well, it practically is, since they make so many errors they seemed to be featured every day. In the same vein, there are lots more errors in other Yahoo! sites, but the ones on Style are the easiest to find, like this one:


Searching in vain for an editor

I wonder if the writer for Yahoo! Sports went searching for an editor for help with his latest article. Do you think he was looking for advice about capitalizing the word mayor? (It should be capped because it precedes the mayor’s name.) Was he searching in vain?

in the same vain

That might explain another mistake, which isn’t exactly in the same vein, but which affects readers’ perception of the writer. Some might think that only a truly vain writer wouldn’t bother to Google the idiom to make sure he got it right.

In the wrong vein

The Kardashian sister might be vain, but this declaration from Yahoo! Shine is entirely in the wrong vein:

Writing in the wrong vein

That little vein popped out on my head when I read this on Yahoo! TV:

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