With this homophonic horror, the bond between Yahoo! Style and the reader is broken — if there ever was one.
I really don’t believe that the writer for Yahoo! Finance doesn’t know the difference between you’re (which is a contraction of you are) and your (which is a possessive pronoun):
It’s the kind of mistake I’ll prone to make even though I know the difference and my writing is otherwise perfect. Nearly.
While I’m pondering what “capitol letters” are (could they be missives to representatives on Capitol Hill?), you can ponder the mystery that is a mismatched subject and verb on Yahoo! Finance:
The word capitol means only one thing: A building or buildings where legislatures meet. If you mean something else (including uppercase letters), use capital. Maybe someone at Yahoo! can explain why using incorrect words does not matter to the Internet giant.
I am hopeless unhip and not the least bit embarrassed by it. So, I willingly admit I have no idea who this Nev Schulman is who’s featured on Yahoo! Style:
From the accompanying photo, Nev Schulman appears to be a man. And Laura Perlango, who is obviously pregnant, appears to be a woman. But, according to the folks at Yahoo!, that person is actually a man, engaged to Nev Schulman. So, I’m a little confused. I supposed that a man who was formerly a female, but with some anatomical parts still intact, could be pregnant. It’s none of my business, really. I don’t judge.
Of course, it’s entirely possible that Laura Perlango is actually a female, making her Nev’s fiancée. And the writer didn’t take French I in high school, where we learned that fiancé refers to a male who is engaged and fiancée to a female.