I’m not sure how a one-sleeved top can hold up a shoulder, but if Yahoo! Style says it can, it must be true:
It’s generally a good idea to write about what you know. And if you have to tackle a new subject, verify your facts. It’s so easy to do nowadays. So why didn’t the Yahoo! Style check to see what Gwen Stefani’s real role is on “The Voice”?
Carson Daly is the host of “The Voice.” Ms. Stefani is a coach.
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:
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!.
Who’s responsible for this gaffe on Yahoo! Style?
Whose mistake is it? Who doesn’t know that who’s is a contraction of who is or who has?
I imagine that the writer for Yahoo! Style didn’t study French in high school. If she had, she wouldn’t have misplaced the acute accent in soirée:
Yahoo! staffers just shouldn’t bother with accent marks. They get them wrong more often than right. Funny thing: The American Heritage Dictionary prefers soiree over the accented spelling. So, if you’re unwilling to refer to a dictionary (like the writers and editors at Yahoo!), skip those funny marks over the vowels and decrease your chance of making an error.