This is different from correct grammar on the Yahoo! front page:
The writer and editor goofed with the different than, but they also screwed up by omitting an apostrophe: different from most veteran players’.
Try to keep in mind as you read this article from Yahoo! Style that it was written by paid professionals and not third graders:
It’s not about a new (or even old) stork. It’s about New York Fashion Week. The writers can’t “get it off the brain,” by which I think they mean get it out their mind, because I’m not sure about their having actual brains.
They can’t punctuate a common contraction like can’t. Although New “stork” Fashion Week is over, they’ve posted their favorite looks “so far,” implying that there are more fashions coming, which is impossible since the fashion week “just wrapped.”
In related news, they seem to love adding an apostrophe and an S to names — both first and last names. I think I’ve seen an 8-year-old do that once.
Do you remember the ’60s song “Wild Thing”? This Yahoo! Makers writer remembers the song, but not its real title. She remembers the decade it was popular, but not where an apostrophe goes when writing about it. (The apostrophe is used to indicate the missing number 19, not to indicate a plural: ’60s.) She remembers how to spell valentine, but not that it’s a common noun when referring to a loved one. Oops. She didn’t remember that a question ends in a question mark:
And I don’t remember seeing a misspelling of retailer Michaels this wild:
What can I say? What can anyone say after reading this on Yahoo! Style?
Published on February 12, two days before Valentine’s Day, this little article can’t get anything right, even though it was written by Yahoo Style “Editors.” They don’t know it’s not Valentine’s Day; they can’t even spell Valentine’s Day. As if that’s not bad enough, they recommend some outfits (in red, the traditional color for the holiday) for readers who choose to ignore the day. Is it possible that the team of “editors” has confused former and latter? Yup.
I think you’re going to enjoy this. It’s a card that you can make following the instructions on Yahoo! Makers:
When it comes to the step to add your handwritten message, you’re going to want to spell it correctly. Don’t embarrass yourself in front of the card’s recipient — or like this writer, in front of millions of readers.