Cut off from the Internet

It would have been easy to overlook this typo on Yahoo! TV‘s “Daytime in No Time”…

off tv dint

if I hadn’t seen this just below it:

cutoff tv dint

The writer must have been cut off from the Internet and all reference material. I’m sure if he or she had access to a dictionary, the noun cutoff wouldn’t have appeared where the verb phrase cut off is required.

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Hoola-la! What a mistake!

Creativity abounds on Yahoo! TV’s “Daytime in No Time” — at least when it comes to spelling:

hoola

I have to admit I’ve never seen Hula-Hoop spelled that way before.

What’s in a name? Again

If that name is on Yahoo!, then it’s sure to include a mistake.  Spelling a name correctly is about the easiest thing you can do as a writer and the easiest think you can verify as an editor or proofreader. So why does Yahoo! continue to make so many mistakes? Do you consider Yahoo! a credible source of information?

Yahoo! News misspelled Audrie Pott‘s name:

news audrie pot

and Heather Gonglik‘s:

name gonglick news

From Yahoo! Movies we get a sad attempt at Seth Rogen and Chris Evans:

name seth rogan chris evan

as well as Lana Del Rey:

name lana del ray movies

and Glen Mazzara:

name glan mazzara

The writer for Yahoo! TV’s “Daytime in No Time”  mangles Courteney Cox:

name courtney cox tv dint

From Yahoo! Shine, there’s a lame stab at Christina Aguilera:

swift 3

and Frida Kahlo:

name frieda kahlo shine

and Laetitia Casta:

name leaitia casta shine

and Simon Monjack:

name dimon monjack shine

and Eric Ducharme:

name ducharm shine

and Attila:

thatcher shine 1

and Malala Yousafzai:

name malala shine

and Susan A. Patton:

name patten 1 shine

and again with the misspelled Patton:

name patten shine 3

and Rick Salomon and Nicole Richie:

name hilton 2 shine

and once more:

name hilton 3 shine

There’s no hyphen in Ray J:

name hilton 4 shine

and no T in Nicole Richie. Again:

name it 5

(It’s Guy Ritchie, the director and former husband of Madonna’s, who spells his name with a T.)

Yahoo! omg! gives us an incorrect Nicolas Cage:

name nicholas cage omg

and a rather lackluster attempt to spell Chaz Hammelsmith, widow of Roger Ebert:

name chaz hammersmith omg

Yahoo! Music’s attempt at Phillip Sweet is not so sweet:

name philip sweet omg

And when telling us Pitbull’s alleged real name (it’s Armando Christian Perez), the writer tells us the wrong name:

name christian music

Yodel Anecdotal, Yahoo’s corporate blog — the blog that represents the company — can’t even get Lena Headey‘s name right:

name lena headley yodel

What does that tell us about this company and its commitment to quality content? Everything.

Poking fun at you

It just wouldn’t be right to let this go without poking fun at the writer for Yahoo! TV‘s “Daytime in No Time”:

poke fun of tv dint

Until I started reading Yahoo!, I had never read the expression “poke fun of.” Maybe that’s because I had only read works by literate people. The expression is “poke fun at” or “make fun of.”

Turnaround or turnover

Will there be some turnover at Yahoo! TV‘s “Daytime in No Time”? Is it possible that the writer’s job might be in jeopardy? If there’s no turnaround in her writing, it just might be.

turnaround dint

A professional writer who doesn’t know the difference between turnover (which is the number of employees hired  to replace those who have left) and turnaround (which is a reversal) just might be looking for a new job. Except if she works for Yahoo!, where a third-grade vocabulary is good enough.

Completely grossed out

If the writer for Yahoo! TV’s “Daytime in No Time” thinks this is correct, then I am officially completely grossed out by her:

than dint

Were you thinking about food when you wrote that?

Maybe all that writing about cheeseburgers affected the writer for Yahoo! TV‘s “Daytime in No Time.” It looks like she’s got food on her mind:

jimmy buffet tv dint

The singer-songwriter is Jimmy Buffett. The place where you get in line to pile your plate full of creamed spinach and fried chicken is a buffet.

Crushin’ on Michael Strahan?

Is the writer for Yahoo! TV’s “Daytime in No Time” displaying her subconscious preference for Kelly Ripa’s cohost Michael Strahan?

live with michael dint

The show is “Live! with Kelly and Michael.” But if I had a crush on Mr. Strahan, I might put his name  first — screw accuracy and journalistic integrity.

Let’s face it

Let’s face it, the writer for Yahoo! TV‘s “Daytime in No Time” has no idea what let’s means:

lets no apos dint

The contraction let’s is short for let us. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, in this context it is “used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal.”

It’s wrong and so is its

Scraping out a pumpkin? Make sure it’s very clean. And ignore the advice you’ll find on Yahoo! Shine:

Likewise, ignore the it’s on Yahoo! TV’s “Daytime in No Time.” It’s wrong and it’s should be its:

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