Well, at least the editors at Yahoo! Movies managed to get one possessive form right in this headline:
If this were baseball they’d be batting .500.
If you ever get stuck in a time warp in the twentieth century, be prepared! Yahoo! Style has the information you need about appropriate jewelry for the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s:
Seriously, when used with numbers, an apostrophe indicates a missing digit or two. What the heck did the writer think the apostrophes meant?
That’s quite a dress! According to Yahoo! Style, a dress was being complimentary, meaning it said something nice about an actress’s skin:
A complimentary dress could be more valuable than millions of dollars’ (with an apostrophe) worth of diamonds. If the dress merely complemented her skin, it would only make her skin look better.
I’m kinda appalled by this on the Yahoo! front page:
Is this really the best Yahoo! can do? Has the company outsourced all writing to a non-English-speaking country? Or are these errors the result of a public school education in the U.S.? How do you explain the fact that a professional writer or editor doesn’t know the possessive of women is women’s and that in the United States, Congress is a proper noun?