Huh? How many jobs could disappear, according to yahoo.com?
There’s no way of knowing because million of should be either million or millions.
Pesky little typos. Always screwing things up for the reader.
In an age when writers — even professional writers like those at Yahoo! Makers — don’t know much about the language they’re writing in, you’re bound to find an incorrect word:
The writer is so fond of the word where to refer to time (instead of when), she repeats:
She may not be the most careful writer, but ya’ gotta give her credit for persistence.
What the heck does schilling out mean? Nothing, since schilling isn’t a word (unless the writer for Yahoo! Style is making an oblique reference to baseball great Curt Schilling, in which case it means less than nothing).
Perhaps this is a misspelling of the verb shilling, which would mean promoting a product in a deceitful way. But what would shilling out mean? Nothing. It’s complete nonsense.
Maybe the writer means shelling out which would mean paying or handing over. That might make sense. So, not only did the writer use the wrong word, but she also misspelled it. I think.
Whoever decided that whomever was correct in this excerpt from Yahoo! Style was wrong:
The pronoun whomever is the objective case of whoever, meaning that it can be the object of a preposition, but not the subject of a verb like, oh, say decided.
Sometimes I think writers use whom and whomever because they think it sounds more sophisticated or erudite. When used correctly, it might.
I’m so confused by this sentence on the Yahoo! front page. What the heck would I be voting for?
It took me a few readings to realize that snub was used as a noun and that the writer thinks it means someone who is he victim of a slight. It’s an original definition of the word. So, if I vote for my “top snubs,” then I’m not snubbing the baseball players, am I? What the heck does this all mean?
Readers of yahoo.com might consider a little pushback when it comes to the Internet giant’s policy of refusing to proofread or edit its content. Maybe then it would eliminate repeated words and arbitrary hyphens in words like pushback:
But is pushback, even if spelled correctly, the right word? Probably not. It means a resistance or opposition to something, like a policy, plan, or strategy. What Macy’s is doing competing with Amazon or responding to Amazon.