Are the folks at Yahoo! Finance waging a war on the use of capital letters? Is that why they neglected to capitalize Warren Buffett’s name?
Stop. comparing. me. to. an. editor.
That could have been written by the editor at yahoo.com who isn’t clear when to capitalize mother:
Here’s a hint: Don’t capitalize mother, father, sister, and the like if the word is preceded by an adjective. So, it’s my mother, a great father, my mean-girl sister.
Want to know what to give Mom this Mother’s Day? How about starting with a capital letter and avoiding this mistake on yahoo.com:
There seems to be some confusion at Yahoo! when it comes to words like mother, mom, father, and dad. When should they be capitalized and when are they just a common noun? Here’s a simple answer: If it’s preceded by an adjective (including the articles a and the), it’s a common noun:
Where have the editors at Yahoo! News been during the past decade? Didn’t they read about Osama bin Laden and absorb the correct capitalization of his name?
I guess it could be worse. At least they didn’t refer to him as Obama bin Laden this time.