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?
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.
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?
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.
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.