There’s no respect for an American flag over at Yahoo! Style, where the writer seems to have forgotten which indefinite pronoun to use and the location of her Shift key:
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.