Can you spot the misspelling from yahoo.com?
The white dog with the spots is a Dalmatian. The breed is named after Dalmatia, an area on the Adriatic Sea.
While I’m pondering what “capitol letters” are (could they be missives to representatives on Capitol Hill?), you can ponder the mystery that is a mismatched subject and verb on Yahoo! Finance:
The word capitol means only one thing: A building or buildings where legislatures meet. If you mean something else (including uppercase letters), use capital. Maybe someone at Yahoo! can explain why using incorrect words does not matter to the Internet giant.
When I read these three numbers on Yahoo! Style I was confused. Then I read the explanation and I was even more confused:
If you’re in the U.S., the tattoo “07.09” represents July 9th; in the U.K., it’s September 7th. And in the mind of the writer, it’s August 7th.
The writer was considerate enough to include a picture of the tattoo and it provides the explanation I’ve been looking for: The writer is incapable of copying numbers:
If you’re trying to read this article from Yahoo! Style and you’re stumbling on some serious misspellings, you just gotta work through it:
Was Ms. Willis paling around, bleaching her skin? Or was she palling around with friends? You decide. Did you notice that the writer didn’t leave intact intact? Yeah, me, too. And I’m pretty sure Ms. Willis didn’t say she “gotta work though it,” aren’t you?
While reading this photo caption on Yahoo! Style, I was struck by the writer’s use of the British whilst:
Perhaps Yahoo! outsourced the writing to an almost-English-speaking country. Maybe this was written for a UK site, and not for the American market. Maybe that’s why the writer capitalized queen; in some countries that are not the United States, that might actually be correct. And maybe that Lady Fag she writes of isn’t related to Ladyfag, the writer from New York City. The typo of that for than might be okie-dokie in the land where she lives. But in no English-speaking country is is what makes an acceptable substitute for the correct are what make.