It would take approximately 2 nanoseconds to proofread this sentence on yahoo.com:
So, how come nobody took the time to do that?
After after spotting the repeated word on yahoo.com, I noticed the picture of Queen Elizabeth surrounded by children:
And then I read the caption and was shocked. Did no one at Yahoo! notice that the children in the picture are far too young to be the queen’s grandchildren? Did no one realize they are the queen’s great-grandchildren?
I could be urging the Yahoo! Style “news editor” to proofread her writing before she publishes it. But I won’t because if I did, we wouldn’t be treated to this bit of amusement:
I think a “gender neural dress code” specifies that male neurons must wear pants, and female axons must be covered at all times.
If this were written by a third-grader, the mistakes might be understandable. But coming from a professional writer for Yahoo! Style, they’re downright disgraceful:
Someone writing about fashion should know that paillettes needs two L’s; they are a type of sequin. And when the plural word is the subject of the sentence, it requires a plural subject. And Lord help her (because no one at Yahoo! will), the writer actually thinks that graceful is a suitable modifier for the verb floats. It is not; the adverb gracefully is.
Are my eyes failing me? According to Yahoo! Style, Beyonce is wearing Minnie Mouse ears:
And here’s the picture that allegedly shows the singer in Minnie ears:
Maybe it was the cataract surgery that screwed up my eyes because I don’t see the ears. I see a polka dot pink-and-white bow that looks like it was Photoshopped onto the picture. However, I do see the bat “made adorned” with $100 bills.
You’d think that it would be hard to screw up a simple verb like top. But the writer for Yahoo! Travel managed to do just that with the redundant and silly expression out top:
To be honest, that’s not the worst mistake in the article. The use of the letter b to stand in for an actual word tops that.