Because today’s meeting tomorrow is too late

Today’s Alibaba meeting kicked off today, according to Yahoo! Finance:


Makes sense to me. Who’d want to kick off today’s meeting tomorrow?

Not a good place for a typo

Let’s take the charitable view and call this a typo on Yahoo! News:


Typo or egregious grammatical error? Doesn’t matter when it’s in a headline that big. It looks really bad.

Harley Quinn: Kevin’s smith’s daughter

I have no idea who Kevin is, but he has a locksmith or a blacksmith or some other smith. And that smith has a daughter named Harley Quinn Smith. At least that’s what I get from this headline on the home page of  Yahoo! Style:


You might think it’s just a typo, but here it is again, a little lower on the same page:


Those editors are sure consistent, aren’t they? I’m sure if it were a typo, they would have corrected it before publishing it, right?

Editors humiliate themselves

The editor or editors behind this headline on should be humiliated for writing this:


A woman can be humiliated, but a woman’s looks? Not so much.

That’s altogether different

Let’s say this all together: The Yahoo! Finance writer was altogether wrong:


If you mean “utterly, completely,” use altogether; if you mean “collectively or together,” use all together.

Here’s 1 standout grammatical error

Here’s one standout grammatical error on the home page of Yahoo! Style:


Here are five common errors you’ll find on Yahoo!:

  • Mismatch of a subject (like moments) and its verb (which should be are, not is)

OK, that’s only one common error, but you get the point.

Is this the first time you’ve heard of Hillary Clinton?

Apparently the editors over at Yahoo! Style haven’t been paying attention. Somehow, Hillary Clinton just hasn’t been on their radar:


Is there anyone in the United States (or any country with a newspaper, radio station, TV reception, Internet access, or smoke signals) who hasn’t heard of Hillary?

How to avoid plagiarism accusations

To quote or not to quote? That is the question the writer for Yahoo! Style should have asked herself. Then she should have asked: To proofread or not to proofread?


Perhaps if the writer had bothered to read what she wrote, she might have realized that she was being a tad repetitious — and that not all the words she “wrote” were her own.

The only publicly misused punctuation

OK, so I lied. There is no single punctuation character that is publicly misused. Every punctuation character is misused in public, especially on Yahoo!. This time the punctuation is a hyphen and the site is Yahoo! Finance:


The rule: Don’t put a hyphen between an adverb ending in -LY and the word it modifies.

What color is the roof of her mouth?

What is a monochrome color palate? I guess it’s the roof of one’s mouth that is a single color, like green or fuchsia. Maybe the Yahoo! Style writer responsible for this will enlighten me:


A palate is the roof of the mouth or sense of taste. A color palette is a range or set of colors.

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