What did you expect?

I shouldn’t be surprised at the number of mistakes made in a simple photo caption on Yahoo! Travel. None of them is horrifying, but taken together, they give off an amateurish vibe. I might have ignored the totally random hyphen, the misspelled restaurants (don’t these people have a spell-checker?), the missing S in miles, but I can’t ignore the overall effect:

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But mistakes are to be expected; after all, this is Yahoo!.

Cast and crew: one and the same?

According to Yahoo! Movies, the “Suicide Squad” cast and crew are a single unit; either that, or the writer can’t match a verb to its subject:

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What’s its informal name?

In a bakery’s formal name is Babycakes, what do you suppose its informal name is? Baby? Cakes? The writer for Yahoo! Food, who I don’t think was formerly a student of common English words, has me a little confused:

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Ha! The bakery is Erin McKenna’s Bakery; it was formerly known as Babycakes.

Someone should go back to school

Someone (or maybe some two) should go back to school and figure out if back to school should be hyphenated when it’s used as an adjective. ‘Cause these folks at yahoo.com just can’t figure it out:

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That looks kinda like this, except different:

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It really just takes a few minutes to make a decision and communicate it to others to fix this mess. Don’t hold your breath.

‘Downton Abbey’: Not as popular as you think

You may have thought that the wildly popular British drama “Downton Abbey” was known throughout the English-speaking world. But there’s at least one English speaker who’s unfamiliar with the show. Unfortunately, that person writes for yahoo.com:

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Children having kids

Children having children? That’s what this article on Yahoo! Food touts. At least the children are overjoyed:

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Oh no, you didn’t!

Oh, no! The “news editor” for Yahoo! Style didn’t just do this, did she?

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Yup. That’s how a “news editor” spells David O. Russell’s name.

Didn’t go to school in the U.S.?

People outside the United States just don’t understand the names we give to each year in a high school or college. They can’t always remember that freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior are the four years of education. So, maybe if the yahoo.com writer isn’t from the U.S., he or she doesn’t know that a student in the third year of college is a junior, not a junior student:

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A $100 suit isn’t so bad

I’m not sure why a $100 suit is considered news at the Yahoo! front page:

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If it’s such a big deal, I’ll write a check to A-Rod right now.

How how do you make a mistake like that?

How how do you make a mistake like this and how how do you miss it when you proofread?

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Oh, yeah, I forgot. The people who write for the Yahoo! front page don’t believe in proofreading before publishing. That’s how how.

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