This is meant to be a criticism

My only criticism of this on It’s a misspelling that would have been easily detected by a spell-checker or a person who knows how to spell:

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Not a spelling genius

Someone at the Yahoo! front page came up with an ingenious new spelling:

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Did I say “ingenious”? Sorry, I meant “wrong.”

Who concepted that?

Anyone can make a typo, pounding out Musit instead of Music. But it takes a special talent to come up with a group of letters that looks like a real word, but is in reality absolute nonsense. Someone with that talent works for Yahoo! Style:

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You just can’t have a past tense of concept, since it’s not a verb. The word the writer should have picked? Conceptualized. Conceived. Created.

I prefer lattés

Why go to all the trouble of creating a graphic and then not proofread it? Or, proofread it and overlook the misspelling? Or proofread it and not know this is a misspelling?

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Why? Could be any or all of those reasons. I just don’t know the reason for mistakes at Yahoo! Makers.

Reader beware

Where the heck did the writer for Yahoo! Style get the idea that ware works here?

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It looks like she doesn’t know there’s a perfectly acceptable word that fits: neckwear. It ends in wear, just like many other words referring to articles of clothing: footwear, menswear, swimwear, sportswear. The words that end in ware are a tad different: hardware, software, silverware.

No dissension here

There can be no dissension among readers of the Yahoo! front page: This is just another example of a misspelled word that could have been prevented by a spell-checker or competent proofreader:

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Did you do any research?

How much research do you think this Yahoo! Style writer did before publishing this?

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I’d say none. If she had considered that the subject’s name was Bianca, she might have verified that the Milan fashion design graduate was a female, deserving of the pronoun her, not his. She might even have gotten her surname correct as well; it’s Luini. I have no idea why she thought it was anything else.

Befitting a high school newspaper?

I’ve seen high school newspapers that are better written than Yahoo! Style. You don’t need a high school diploma to spot the missing word between in and white or to find the misspelled white. All you need is a basic knowledge of English to know that these errors are not befitting a professionally written website read by millions around the world:

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Now appearing Knighteley

You’ll find Keira Knighteley on Yahoo! Style, although you might prefer Ms. Knightley:

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Someone needs to chastise that writer

Someone needs to chastise the writer of this headline on Yahoo! Movies for the serious misspelling:

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