No, she’s not a prima donna, according to Yahoo! Style. She’s a misspelled primadonna:
Yesterday we learned that the folks at Yahoo! Style have trouble spelling Lea Michele’s name. You might think the misspelling was a mere typo, but you would be wrong. In the article about Ms. Michele, the writer gets her name wrong twice in the opening paragraph:
Not content to abuse Ms. Michele’s name, the writer took a sledgehammer to the English language with has sang (does anyone think that’s correct?), followed by a misplaced apostrophe in what should be Kohl’s, followed by a bit of nonsense that I think should be get to see which workout kicked and the ridiculous ideal of a perfect night (which I think is supposed to be idea of a perfect night).
The rest of the article doesn’t get any better. It contains more misspellings, more misplaced and missing punctuation, and a whole lot of unintelligible word salad. I’ve seen better writing in a high school newspaper. Maybe I should stick to reading that.
Here’s a word of wisdom for the Yahoo! Style editor: Consult a dictionary about the meaning of the words you use. Perhaps then you’d learn that “wise words” are the only kind that come with wisdom:
You couldn’t have just said “wise words” or “words of wisdom” or just “wisdom”? Apparently not.
And here’s another bit of wisdom for ya’: Take some pride in your writing and try to spell the name of your subject correctly. She’s Lea Michele. Spelling her name wrong is worse than “wise words of wisdom.”
This Yahoo! Style writer should get a jump-start on her high school diploma and head over to a dictionary. She might learn that jump-start has a hyphen, workout is one word when it’s a noun and this sentence is altogether different from correct:
Let’s say this all together: If you mean “totally, entirely, completely,” use altogether. Use all together when you mean “together, as a unit or whole.”
Oy. Does my head ache! And I blame it on this headline from Yahoo! Movies:
It led to my throbbing temples. What made the editor think that lead was the past tense of lead? When lead is pronounced led, it’s the stuff that’s in a pencil. The past tense of the verb lead (which is pronounced leed) is led. Which leads me to another source of my pain: That crazy hyphen before Detour. What led the editor to believe that was correct?
If fashion isn’t your passion, maybe you shouldn’t be writing for Yahoo! Style. Or maybe it just doesn’t matter that you don’t know the real name of designer Nicolas Ghesquière:
So, you don’t care to spell his name correctly. No biggy. You might want to focus on grammar and using the correct tense instead. Or not.
Someone should have a word with this Yahoo! Style writer and suggest that perhaps she up her writing game. A real friend might suggest that she learn how to proofread, so that she doesn’t spell Scrabble like this:
And then maybe someone could explain the importance of getting real facts. Scrabble isn’t the original “friends with words.” It’s considered the original Words with Friends, which is an actual word game. The game didn’t get a face lip (which is where most lips are), it got a facelift. As for the rest of the sentence, a true friend wouldn’t bother to read it since it appears to be a bunch of random words.