Those genius editors working on the Yahoo! front page had a really bad day yesterday. So bad, in fact, that I almost feel sorry for them. It must be awfully discouraging to work for a company that has no interest in the quality of what you produce. A company that lets you publish terrible typos, grammatical goofs, and massive misspellings on what is allegedly the most visited page on the Web.
How bad would you feel if you wrote this?
Wouldn’t you be embarrassed to learn that you made a simple noun, like northern lights, into a capitalized one?
Maybe you’d start looking for other employment if you felt that your employer doesn’t know the difference between a carat (the weight of a gem) and a karat (a measure of the fineness of gold):
I know I’d be red-faced if I couldn’t spell al Qaida right twice:
But that’s not all! There’s a word missing here:
and a misspelled ex-defendant here:
and a bit of nonsense that might be code for ingredient:
and a major grammatical embarrassment there:
That’s a lot of mistakes for one day. (And that’s not even all of them. Check out previous posts from Monday.) How bad would you feel after having a day like that?