Maybe you’re too independent

Were the editors for Yahoo! Style so independent that they didn’t feel the need to use a spell-checker or a dictionary?

independant sty hp

How soon we forget

It hasn’t been a week since the passing of Prince, yet the editors at yahoo.com seem to have forgotten his name:

fp prnces

It’s wrong nonetheless

Although it may sound like three words, it is nonetheless incorrect to spell nonetheless the way it appears on Yahoo! Style:

none the less sty

Would that be Gump or Tucker?

Was the writer for Yahoo! Makers referring to Forrest Gump or Forrest Tucker?

forrest mak

Or was the writer just showing us that she has no idea how to spell forest, and she’s OK with that?

Worst spelling on the Web

There are lots of poorly spelled words on the Web, but none as bad as this from the Yahoo! Style “news editor”:

decipels sty

What the heck is that? decibels? Nah, that would make no sense (although making sense is not a criterion for writers on Yahoo!).  Does it refer to the members of some secret society of anorexic models?  Or is it the worst possible mangling of disciples?

You be frank, I’ll be earnest

Frankly, I think this spelling of Ernest Hemingway on Yahoo! Travel is the product of a writer who is either careless or really careless:

earnest tra

Time to make an arrest

If misspelling a celebrity’s name were a crime, the editors for yahoo.com would be under arrest for this take on Teresa Giudice’s name:

fp guidice

Worst spelling of the day

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:

hommbre sty

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.

How many antipastos do you need?

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:

antipasti diy hp

I wanted to see just why two or more antipasti were needed to a wreath, so I read the article and noticed something disturbing:

antipasti diy

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.

You write the top, I’ll write the bottom

Someone at yahoo.com is bound to be right, but who would that be? Is the CEO of GM a Ms. Barra or a Ms. Burra?

fp burra

She’s Mary Barra. The misspelled Burra might just be a typo. Anyone could have made that mistake since the U key is right next to the A key on a keyboard.

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