Maybe you’re too independent

Were the editors for Yahoo! Style so independent that they didn’t feel the need to use a spell-checker or a dictionary?

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War on Buffett

Yahoo! is streaming the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway, so you’d think it could get the name of its CEO right. But nooooo. The folks at yahoo.com just can’t tell the difference between a serve-yourself meal and Warren Buffett:

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Striking the wrong chord

Nothing in this photo caption on Yahoo! Style hits the right note or strikes a chord with me:

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I’m embarrassed for the writer. She managed to screw up a common expression in two ways: The expression is “hit the right note” or “strike a chord” (but she can’t even use the correct homophone in the latter). It’s followed in the same sentence with a mismatched subject and verb. And to prove that she’s not just grammatically and verbally impaired, she shows that she knows little about the subject of this mess by misspelling Céline. I’ve read high school newspapers that are better written and edited than this.

How soon we forget

It hasn’t been a week since the passing of Prince, yet the editors at yahoo.com seem to have forgotten his name:

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Under pressure?

Things must be getting pretty tense over at yahoo.com. I guess all the gossip and speculation about Yahoo!’s future is getting to the editors. They can’t even copy a company name correctly:

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The sportswear company is Under Armour.

Paying respects

This is no way to pay respects to Ed Snider on the Yahoo! Sports home page:

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Toss that frenemiest

Here’s one way to turn your readers into frenemies: Make a typo on your home page, just like the editors at Yahoo! Style did:

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Did you Google that?

Might I recommend that the Yahoo! Style writer Google every word he ever writes? Here’s why I suggest it:

googles sty

Here’s the basketball player in his googles:

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Trashin’ fashion

Finding misspellings is my passion. That’s why I hang out at the Yahoo! Sports, where the editors are trashin’ fashion:

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I’m no expert on Pablo Sandoval

I’m no expert on baseball, but I’m pretty sure that Pablo Sandoval doesn’t play for Bostson, in spite of what you might read on Yahoo! Sports:

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Judging from his uniform, I’d say that he plays for the Boston Red Sox. But I’m no expert.

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