The Kardashians aren’t possessive

The Kardashians might have a lot of possessions, but they’re not possessive. The plural is Kardashians, without an apostrophe. Please ignore what you read on Yahoo! Beauty:

kar

How many can one sentence hold?

How many errors can be squeezed into a single sentence? If it’s on Yahoo! Style, at least four, each of which is completely avoidable:

each of which sty

If you’re writing about people, the preferred pronoun is who or whom, not which. There’s an apostrophe missing in what should be brand’s. And of course there are two misspelled names: Missy Elliott and Cara Delevingne.

A pitcher with only one hat

I’ve read that some baseball players would like to see a Home Run Derby that was for pitchers only. It’d be a pitchers-only derby. It would not be the pitcher’s only derby that Yahoo! Sports alleges:

pitchers only

What’s missing?

Everybody knows that an apostrophe can be used to form a contraction, where it indicates an omitted letter. So what letter was the Yahoo! Style writer omitting when she wrote this?

ole fashioned sty

Is ‘ole fashioned short for pole fashioned? role fashioned? mole fashioned?

Millions of dollars’ worth of errors

If I had a nickel for every error on yahoo.com, I’d have millions of dollars’ worth of nickels.

fp dollars worth

If I had a nickel for every missing apostrophe on Yahoo!, I’d have a lot of nickels.

Here’s where you went wrong

Here are two mistakes on the Yahoo! Style home page that are really embarrassing. Did it take the entire staff of Style to decide that Governors Ball needed an apostrophe? (It doesn’t.)

governors ball heres sty hp

Was the staff also responsible for the grammatically compromised here’s (which should be here are)?

Blogger’s goal falling on deaf ears

If my goal were to eradicate all writing errors on Yahoo!, I wouldn’t start with Yahoo! Sports because I think my “suggestions” for improvement would be falling on deaf ears. Even if my suggestion is simply to proofread:

rappers goal spo hp

One day’s worth of errors

This doesn’t represent one day’s worth of errors; it just represents a single error in a single caption on Yahoo! Style:

three weeks worth sty

This is what the Associated Press calls a quasi possessive. If you’re as confused about whether it requires an apostrophe, I have a little trick you can use so you don’t embarrass yourself in public.

Let’s make sure this is correct

Let’s pretend that the Yahoo! Style writer knows what a contraction is and knows that it requires an apostrophe:

lets make sty

Clean up your flippin’ writing

When I was a kid, the only F-word we used when to express anger or frustration by using an adjective, was flippin‘. “I don’t want your flippin’ Hula Hoop!” I might yell. Or, “Get your flippin’ hands off my Howdy Doody puppet!” So, of course, I assume that the Yahoo! Sports writer was using flipping as a euphemism for another word beginning with F:

pitchers apos mlb

Does anyone really want a pitcher’s flipping bats? And which pitcher? I guess a pitcher’s flipping bats are more desirable than pitchers flipping bats. That could be dangerous.

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