A full-blown editing crisis

At a legitimate publication, this would spawn a full-blown editing crisis. At Yahoo! Style, it’s just another misused word:

Apparently the editor didn’t know that crises isn’t singular; it’s the plural of crisis.


Highest hyphen-to-word ratio

In an unbridled enthusiasm for the hyphen, the writer Yahoo! Shine puts five of the little marks in this excerpt:

jon shine 1

The real kicker is not the number of hyphens but the fact that all of them are wrong. Also wrong is the missing word here:

jon shine 2

Did Jon have more than one midlife crisis? If so, then the word crises is correct, though the hyphenated midlife isn’t:

jon shine 3

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