Here’s a fun little puzzler for you. Can you spot the error in this headline from Yahoo! Makers?
Readers of this caption on Yahoo! Style might expect that it goes with an X-rated (or maybe just a PG-13-rated) photo:
Sorry to disappoint. You should know by now to never trust anything that’s written by a Yahoo! scribe. Here’s the picture of our Ms. Brooks who appears to be wearing a cap, shorts, and footwear. And a sports bra:
Though this article on Yahoo! Makers was written by a professional, it belies her knowledge of grammar, which led to her using the wrong word for the past tense of the verb lead:
Perhaps she thinks because when lead refers to the stuff in a pencil, it’s pronounced LED. But when you’re looking for the past tense of the verb (which is pronounced LEED), it’s also pronounced LED, and spelled — surprise! — led.
When a writer does no research and makes up facts, she’s likely to be featured on Dumbest Statement of the Day. That’s the fate today of the Yahoo! Makers writer who’s responsible for this photo caption:
The caption is for this picture:
Lovers of “Pete’s Dragon” will recognize Elliott, the imaginary dragon.
I swear, the writers for Yahoo! Style have no idea how to use accent marks. They shouldn’t even try to put an accent over an E, because they’re going to get it wrong:
That’s an accent aigu and when it appears above an E, the E sounds like a long A (ay). And it’s wrong here. The correct accent, the accent grave, goes in the opposite direction: Hermès.
The Francophiles who write the headlines at Style have done it again with this update to the story:
They just can’t seem to get it right.
I’ve heard of a student council, a city council, the National Safety Council, and the Council of Trent. But I’ve never heard of Trump Organization special council, which apparently consists of just one person. That’s what it says on Yahoo! Politics:
Michael Cohen, who is an attorney, is the sole person on the council; he’s also special counsel to Trump.