Barron Trump to attend exceptional school

Barron Trump, the youngest son of the current occupant of the Oval Office, is 11 years old. Next fall he’ll be attending a school for students aged up to 12, according to Yahoo! Style:

You might think it odd that he’ll be attending a school for just one year. But, it’s an exceptional school, for students in grades 9 to 12, also according to Yahoo!:

So, it looks like students complete grades up to 12, graduating from high school at the age of 12. Now, that’s an exceptional school. Unless… the writer got it wrong. The school serves students from age 2 to grade 12. Oops. That’s a  little different.

Are plastic tires next?

When I read this headline on Yahoo! Style, I pictured Ms. Johnson wearing shoes we commonly refer to as “jellies” or maybe the much-reviled Crocs;

But, noooo. They were shoes made by Gucci. And according to the article, they are plastic. Except where “they are made entirely of rubber”:

Maybe next we’ll be reading about truck tires made of plastic.

This is not what it appeares to be

This appears to be a teaser from website written by an amateur author tapping at a keyboard in his mother’s basement:

It is actually from yahoo.com, which allegedly employs professional writers and editors. (But apparently no proofreaders.)

The real Twitter problem

When an Internet giant makes a mistake in a headline on its front page, it’s impossible to ignore:

The real problem is the misuse of a trademark. When referring to the social network, Twitter is a trademark deserving a capital letter.

How many does it take?

How many errors does it take for a website to lose credibility. If you see three errors in a photo caption, like this one from Yahoo! Style, do you trust anything about the site?

The author is writing about Hillary Kerr, but can’t manage to spell her name right, nor the name of the websites Byrdie and Obsessee.

I’d give that caption an A+ for alternative facts and an F for accuracy. But wait! There’s more! The caption was reformatted and “corrected.” Except that two of three errors are still there:

Are you able to breathe?

Are you waiting for a Yahoo! Style article that is error-free? Don’t hold your breath. Relax, breathe, and read:

Were you blinded by the sunn when you wrote that?

It’s hard to believe that Yahoo! Style editors don’t proofread headlines before they’re published. Maybe the editor was blinded by the sun and didn’t have sunglasses when reading this:

Not a real designer

To most people Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons is a designer. To a Yahoo! Style writer she’s not a real designer — only an honorary designer, even though she’s the honored designer of the Met Gala:

Because not bearing skin is creepy

Of course Princess Tiana bore skin, because going without  skin is creepy and possibly impossible. But that’s what Yahoo! Style tells us:

Looking at the picture, I can attest to the fact that the princess seemed to be bearing all her skin, although with that short skirt she bared a lot of it.

White House ain’t moving

The White House isn’t going anywhere, according to Yahoo! Style:

Is the White House stationary? Yes, but it’s not a source of handwritten letters. That would be White House stationery. If you have trouble remembering the difference between stationary and stationery, just remember both letter and stationery include the letters ER.

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