Whose mistake is that?

There are writers at Yahoo! Celebrity whose mistakes are obvious to even the most casual reader. The writer who’s made this goof is one of them:

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The possessive form of who is whose; who’s is a contraction of who is or who has.

Who’s responsible for this embarrassment?

There’s a giant gaffe on the Yahoo! front page. Whose mistake is that, anyway?

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The contraction who’s is short for who is or who has. It is not the possessive of who; that would be whose.

Who’s responsible for this?

Who’s responsible for this gaffe on Yahoo! Style?

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Whose mistake is it? Who doesn’t know that who’s is a contraction of who is or who has?

Who’s responsible for that?

Who’s responsible for this goof on Yahoo! Makers? Whose name is in the byline?

whos name diy

Who’s responsible for that?

Who’s responsible for this gaffe on Yahoo! Style? Whose mistake is it?

whos ghost

In addition to also

In addition to using in addition to, the writer for Yahoo! Movies used the redundant also:

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Who’s responsible for the use of whose instead of who’s? The writer, who’s actually a senior editor. He’s also responsible for the missing parenthesis and the totally mystifying ending to that paragraph.

Whose writing is this?

Words get out of order on Yahoo! Makers on a now seemingly daily basis. Wrong words are used daily, too, especially when the writer can’t choose between two words, only one of which is correct. And with more than a dozen punctuation marks, how can one pick among them? And whose writing is actually worth attempting to replicate?

whos a list diy

Did you spot all those errors? The incorrect word order? The use of between (which should be used with only two objects) instead of among (for more than two)? The lack of a question mark at the end of the question? And the use of who’s (which is a contraction of who is or who has) instead of whose (the possessive pronoun)?

Plastic cutting Matt

Poor Matt! When I read this on Yahoo! Makers I thought the writer was using plastic to cut Matt:

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It makes no sense, but that’s immaterial to Yahoo!. And in case you thought that was a typo, the writer thoughtfully provides another misspelling of what I now believe should be mat:

matt diy 2

The inability to spell a simple word isn’t the writer’s only issue. There’s the misspelled trademark Post-it and a mysterious comma. But my favorite has to be who’s (which is short for who is or who has) instead of whose and the image of a name attached to a forehead:

whos name matt diy

Whose name is attached to their forehead? Must be Matt’s!

Whose fault is that?

Who’s going to take responsibility for this pronoun problem on Yahoo! Style?

whos style

Whose fault is it? The writer, who didn’t know that who’s is a contraction for who is or who has? The editor, assuming there was one? The management, whose disregard for grammatical accuracy is apparent throughout the site? Who’s to blame?

Whose fault is it? Who’s at fault?

Who’s responsible for this error on Yahoo! Sports’ “Big League Stew”?

whos success sports stew

Is that the result of a writer whose success came easily, but whose grammar is wobbly?

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