If your name is in the byline for this article from Yahoo! Style, you may want to find another vocation — or at least a competent editor:
Here’s a fun game brought to you by Yahoo! Makers. How many homophonic errors can you find in a single article on the site? It’s really not hard to spot the pales instead of pails:
Searching for homophones, you’ll pass a totally random comma, followed by a totally random capitalized Chief. The split backyard isn’t the worst mistake you’ll come across on the way to the palettes that should be pallets.
You might not notice this (but I did): That paragraph claims the article was written by someone working for Katie Brown. But one look at the article’s byline says otherwise:
Oopsie. Don’t you love it when you catch a writer in a lie?
Back to our homophone hunt: Passing the now one-word backyard, you’re bound to find an error that even your kids can spot:
Overlooking the incorrectly capitalized plywood, you’ll find another palettes:
This is where you’ll find the next homophonic horror, a confusion of where for wear:
Holy moley, there’s another palettes and a comma where a semicolon belongs:
One more palettes? This has got to be the last:
Nope. There’s one more and a little advice, which I take to mean “pallets that are the same height”:
How many did you find? I found these four: Pales/pails. Palettes/pallets. You’re/your. Where/wear. What about you?
Unless you’re a first-grader just learning to spell, you should never make a mistake like the one made by the writer for Yahoo! Style:
Unless you’re a fourth-grader with a stunted vocabulary, you should never confuse the word shill, which means to lure someone into a swindle, with hawk, peddle, sell, or market.
Just what is the fate of your guest during the holidays? The lots of a guest mentioned on Yahoo! DIY has me wondering:
Maybe that’s supposed to guests! Yes, that’s the ticket. But now I have to figure out why those folks at Yahoo! said “you are guests.” Are they inviting us all over for a little eggnog?
Whether you’re a grammar nazi or just a casual reader, you’re sure to be astounded by the gaffes in this excerpt from Yahoo! Style:
The logic is lost on me: If you’re Rihanna or Wilma Flintstone (and who among us is?), then any girl can “rock” this necklace? If you’re not, then no girl can rock it? Huh? Can someone explain this to me?