Prime ministers on the English channel?

Huh? I have no idea what prime ministers (AKA premiers) on a channel have to do with Caitlyn Jenner. Those editors at Yahoo! Style always manage to confuse me:

premiers channel

I think I’ll just give up trying to figure out what that means. I’m going to watch a little TV. Maybe I’ll catch Ms. Jenner’s show, which premieres on the E! network.

You are food

You are food. No, I don’t mean that you’re food for large carnivores. You are food is what the writer for Yahoo! Makers wrote when she used a contraction instead of the correct possessive pronoun your:

youre food diy

That mistake sits atop most lists of writing errors that make the writer look dumb.

In addition to also

In addition to using in addition to, the writer for Yahoo! Movies used the redundant also:

whose guided mov

Who’s responsible for the use of whose instead of who’s? The writer, who’s actually a senior editor. He’s also responsible for the missing parenthesis and the totally mystifying ending to that paragraph.

So she was a help?

This writer for Yahoo! Parenting needs some help. She might get some aid in a dictionary, which would tell her an aide is a person:

aid par

Lightening the load

Here’s one way of lightening the load in a lightning-fast way for your readers: Use the correct word. Don’t fall into the trap that this Yahoo! Travel writer finds herself in: Learn the difference between words that sound alike (or nearly alike):

lightening sharks tra

I think Gary Busey wrote that headline

It’s a headline worthy of Gary Busey. Was the writer suffering from a traumatic head injury or simply a controlled substance?

fp garey busey

Hale no!

That’s a hale of a mistake on Yahoo! Style:


The expression hail from means “to come or originate from” (American Heritage Dictionary).

Not that chic

Perhaps the writer for Yahoo! Style is too young to remember the models of the mid-90s, with their pale skin and sunken cheeks, looking like heroin addicts. Or maybe she just doesn’t know how to spell heroin:

heroine chic

If it ends in S, give it an apostrophe

The basic rule of punctuation over at Yahoo! Style seems to be: If a word or name ends in S, add an apostrophe.

rivers apos passed sty

It may not be the worst mistake they’ll make and maybe there are people reading right past that error. But most people won’t get past the passed, which passes for past.

Would that be SSTs?

I’m imagining dozens of SSTs and maybe the Spruce Goose surrounding a remote lodge in Zimbabwe. I wonder what the Yahoo! Travel writer is imagining:

planes forego tra

Maybe he’s imagining he wrote vast plains, and not vast planes.


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