This is what happens when you let the kiddies take over the keyboard and write for a site like Yahoo! Style: You get amateurish writing, juvenile vocabulary, and sloppy errors. I don’t know if the writer is a teen or a tween, just that she writes like one.
A professional writer covering New York Fashion Week should know how many capital letters to use. But that’s not all; the errors are nonstop (which is one word, not two). She seems like a writer I typically wouldn’t chat with:
It’s Groundhog Day, not this thing the writer made up:
If you’re writing about Adderall, don’t you think you should know when to hit the Shift key? It’s common to refer to a certain period as the mid-90s and it’s more common to include all words, even the in “as the wonder drug”:
Is this the kind of writing they’re featuring on Yahoo! now? Does the writer have such a paucity of words that she can’t come up with a better way to express this?
Clearly she has no idea what a proper noun is, like Instagram and Tumblr:
(Since Yahoo! also owns Tumblr, she might want to learn how to spell it.)
The writing is so bad that I’m practically dozing off. But I perk up when I see a quote this bad. (It should be “said, ‘You’re welcome.’) And again with the undercapitalized Adderall!
I don’t know how this went off the rails so badly:
There’s at least one way to correct that: “At every dinner, cocktail party, and even shows.”
Lordie, I guess we can’t expect kids these days to know about the use of a hyphen in a compound adjective like “four-hour” or to know how to proofread so that no words are missing:
This wouldn’t be complete without one more lowercased Adderall:
So, that wasn’t so bad, was it? Not if the writer’s a 10-year-old.