Frankly, I think this spelling of Ernest Hemingway on Yahoo! Travel is the product of a writer who is either careless or really careless:
A misused hyphen isn’t the worst mistake a writer can make. It’s just the most common mistake made by Yahoo! Style writers. The worst mistake — or should I say, today’s worst spelling mistake — is this:
You might think that this is a misspelling of hombré, but you would be wrong. It is actually the writer’s pathetic attempt at a hair-coloring style known as ombré.
Reading this on the home page of Yahoo! Makers, I was sure that the writer was talking about two or more antipastos — which didn’t make a lot of sense:
I wanted to see just why two or more antipasti were needed to a wreath, so I read the article and noticed something disturbing:
The instructions are not for multiple antipastos, but for a single antipasto. And this poor dear writer decided that although the rest of the world calls it an antipasto, she knows better and calls it an antipasti. Which is the Italian plural of antipasto, and an acceptable alternate plural in English.
Sen. Lindsey Graham would probably be surprised that his name has been changed by the editors at Yahoo! News:
If you’re unsure if you’re spelling a word correctly, don’t ignore the issue, like this writer for Yahoo! Celebrity did. Just get ahold of a dictionary and check the spelling:
From Grammar Girl:
The one-worder “ahold” often goes with the verb “get” and the preposition “of,” as in “Get ahold of yourself!” You could also say, “I grabbed ahold of his arm” to mean “I grasped his arm.”