Take a peek at this excerpt from Yahoo! Sports:
If that doesn’t pique your interest in learning about homophones, nothing will.
It doesn’t take sleight of hand to correct a homophonic error on Yahoo! Sports: All it takes is a little knowledge of the difference between slight (which is a snub or discourteous comment) and sleight (which is a clever trick):
No matter how many times the Yahoo! Sports writer uses he as the object of the preposition between, it’s still wrong:
It’s nearly a daily feature of Yahoo! Sports: A writer decides that he sounds more erudite than him, and uses it following a preposition. It doesn’t make the writer sound smart; on the contrary, it makes him sound ignorant and pretentious.
Just between you and me, when I read something like this I have to wonder if English is the writer’s first language:
And then I wonder what the heck the editor was doing before this was published on Yahoo! Sports. And then I wonder if Yahoo! even has editors. And then I wonder why I’m surprised by grammatical mistakes on Yahoo!.
For those of you who don’t mind my getting a little grammar-nerdy, here’s the issue: The writer chose the wrong pronoun. The pronoun is the object of the preposition between and therefore should be in the objective case. (Get it? Object of preposition; objective case.) The objective cases are me, you, him, her, it, us, them (plus whom and whomever).