Misspelling Dwyane Wade’s name on your home page? Not a good move, Yahoo! Style.
Readers of Yahoo! Style don’t need to go far to wade into a spelling mess:
It’s not the first time that a misspelled Dwyane Wade has appeared on the homepage of Style. And it probably won’t be the last.
You probably know by now that Yahoo! News isn’t a trustworthy source of news. Any website that can’t spell billionaire isn’t credible with me:
A missing word here makes this sentence unintelligible:
Even in jest, trouble-making as two words and Ivy League with only one capital letter is not amusing:
Would you trust a source that misspells a trivial detail in a story about Prince Philippe?
And if the site misspells Dwyane Wade’s name twice, would you find in credible?
Where do you get your news?
What could be more embarrassing than misspelling the name of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade? Doing it on the Yahoo! front page in front of millions of readers:
What’s in a name? If it’s on Yahoo!, probably in an extra letter, a wrong letter, or a missing letter. Or maybe all three.
On Yahoo! TV, it’s an incorrect letter in Nikolaj Coster-Waldau:
The writers for Yahoo! Movies add a letter to Amanda Seyfried:
Drop one from Brendan Fraser:
And transpose two in Michelle Pfeiffer:
The Einsteins at Yahoo! Shine can’t get every letter into Kardashian:
Confuse Kaia Gerber with someone named Maia:
And screw up John Mayer, whose last name is the same as Yahoo!’s CEO:
And what kind of sports expert doesn’t know Dwyane Wade? The “expert” who writes Yahoo! Sports’ “Prep Rally:
Who’s gonna take the heat for misspelling Dwyane Wade’s name on the Yahoo! front page?
My guess is that no one will be held accountable because no one at Yahoo! cares about trivialities like spelling and accuracy.
In a post on Yahoo!’s corporate blog, Yodel Anecdotal, the number of errors proves that even Yahoo! employees don’t use the company’s search technology. The mistakes are even more embarrassing for the Internet giant because the post features popular search terms and misspelled search queries made by Yahoo!’s users.
It’s pretty clear that the writer also doesn’t use a spell=checker. D’oh. It’s doughnuts with an extra doughnut hole here:
Anyone who reads Yahoo! Sports knows that NBA Finals is a proper noun. Whether web is also a proper noun is up for debate. Yahoo! staffers don’t agree on that one. But everyone agrees that Heat, the name of an NBA team, needs to be capitalized, that LeBron James requires another capital letter, and that Dwyane Wade is the correct spelling of the basketball player. Any professional writer or editor should know when to use the subjective mood and would have used “were based”:
If the writer had tried Googling “Mike Spoelstra,” he or she would have discovered that the coach’s name is Erik Spoelstra. A true professional would have used the numerals 34 for the age and would never screw up the use of dashes like this:
Holy crap! There’s no excuse for misspelling Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme. The missing hyphens in the compound adjectives gluten-free and low-cal are minor errors in a cesspool of gaffes:
What does this blog post say about the writer and Yahoo!?
Everyone makes mistakes. Some people just make more than others or make them in a really public way. Such is the case with the writer for Yahoo! TV‘s “Primetime in No Time.” Not every one of his mistakes is monumental. In fact, some might consider his use of that for people acceptable. In fact, it’s not really wrong, it’s just impolite:
What is wrong: LeBron James without the big B and the totally mangled Dwyane Wade. Then, there’s an extra word or two and a missing comma before Wade.