Maybe Katie Couric can explain this

Now I don’t get it. Why does reading something on make me want to poke my eyes out?

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Maybe Katie Couric can explain the grammatical errors that appear so frequently on this page.

Holly Holm isn’t the only one with a memory lapse

Reporting on Holly Holm’s memory lapse, the editors for seem to have forgotten that rapper Jay Z removed the hyphen from his name back in 2013:

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No need to spend money on gifts!

There’s no need to spend money on holiday gifts this year. According to, there’s free promotional items (also known as swag) for the taking. You can learn more in Yahoo!’s movies gift guide (or movie gift guide, seems that Yahoo! editors can’t figure out what to call it). And if you’re not into blockbuster hits, you can get home movies, though I don’t know whose home they were taken in:

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I’d hide that headline, too

I realize I’m tragically unhip, so maybe this Yahoo! Style headline means something to someone younger and more pop-culturally aware than I:

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I thought maybe the editor chose a dark background for the text so that no one could read it. It’s actually not a bad idea.

Do you have any idea what that means?

Before you use a word, especially if it has more than one syllable, make sure you know what it means. If you don’t, then you may end up looking as vocabulary-challenged as this writer for Yahoo! Style:

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A proprietor is an owner. It makes no sense in this context, even if the writer had used the preposition of instead of to. I haven’t a clue what words the writer should have used since I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Maybe next time the writer will consult a dictionary before using big words. Nah. That would never happen at Yahoo!.

I bet they hate that

I don’t know how many golf caddies one can find at the customs gate at an airport, but if you’re in a hurry, jump on one! I’m sure he’ll appreciate that.

P.S. That’s not my advice, it’s the advice from a writer at Yahoo! Travel:

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And if you can’t find a caddie, try jumping on a golf cart.

Who’s responsible for this?

Who’s responsible for this gaffe on Yahoo! Style?

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Whose mistake is it? Who doesn’t know that who’s is a contraction of who is or who has?

Last time I checked

The last time I checked, last September occurred in 2015. But the writer for Yahoo! Style has a different definition of last:

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According to this vocabulary-challenged writer, last September occurred in 2014, which would be the last September before last September.

What are this black rinds?

Is it asking too much that the writers at Yahoo! Style use words that actually make sense?

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Were the black rinds that Ms. Lovato was wearing from some citrus fruit, like a lemon or an orange? And why were they black? And why was she wearing those and not some thin black rings?

Hyphen happy

It’s not enough to be capitalization crazy, putting capital letters at the front of common nouns like holiday. No, that’s not enough for this Yahoo! Makers writer. She’s also idiom idiotic, with some crazy idiom stepping out, which makes no sense:

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No, that’s not enough. She also happens to be hyphen happy, adding them indiscriminately in what should be seven-day lead-up. Two hyphens. That’s enough.


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