This seams wrong

If you believed what you read on Yahoo! Style (and why would you, really?) you’d expect pins along the hemline of this gal’s pants:

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But if you looked at the accompanying photo, you’d realize that the writer doesn’t know the difference between a hem and a seam:

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Kelsea Ballerini may be a year late

While the rest of us have been ringing in 2017, singer Kelsea Ballerini  has been a year behind us, according to Yahoo! Style:

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Where did the time go?

Doesn’t it seem that it was just yesterday that we were facing Dec. 23, 2016? But time flies, doesn’t it? At least it does at Yahoo! Finance, where it was 2017:

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Words with friends

Someone should have a word with this Yahoo! Style writer and suggest that perhaps she up her writing game. A real friend might suggest that she learn how to proofread, so that she doesn’t spell Scrabble like this:

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And then maybe someone could explain the importance of getting real facts. Scrabble isn’t the original “friends with words.”  It’s considered the original Words with Friends, which is an actual word game. The game didn’t get a face lip (which is where most lips are), it got a facelift. As for the rest of the sentence, a true friend wouldn’t bother to read it since it appears to be a bunch of random words.

What does it do?

If you’re looking for a decadent candle to give this holiday season, take a look at this recommendation from Yahoo! Style:

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It’s not the greatest description of the candle. The writer managed to get the name of the product wrong (it’s Campagne d’Italie, not d’italia). And she mentions something that it does, but I don’t know what that is. As for the holder, the writer is correct when she says it’s “marble-esque” (though I’d prefer an actual word like “marble-like”) if she means actual marble. Yes, indeedie, it comes in a marble holder.

Stretching the meaning of matching

This might be a bit of a stretch on the Yahoo! Style home page:

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The editor claims four people in that picture match. If she means they are all wearing white shirts, she’s correct — as long as she ignores the fact that two are wearing a black tuxedo, one is wearing a red suit, and another is wearing a blue suit, and the shoes are all different, and the ties are different. But other than that, they all match exactly!

Trump takes over presidency weeks early!

I thought the presidential inauguration was scheduled for January 20, 2017. But I was wrong. Somehow I missed the transition of the Cheeto Bandito from president-elect to president. Fortunately I have the geniuses at Yahoo! News to keep me up to date:

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Shouldn’t it be called OPEN?

Ever wonder why the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Nations is commonly referred to as OPEC and not OPEN? Me, neither. And neither did the Yahoo! Finance writer responsible for this:

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Perhaps if he did he would have realized that the group is the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Finally the truth: Suffragists did NOT want to vote

With all the talk about the election and Hillary Clinton’s breaking the glass ceiling by actually winning the popular vote, you may have also heard about suffragists. Now some people think that back in the early part of the last century Suffragists were American women who were advocating for the right to vote. Those people would be wrong, at least if you believe what you read on Yahoo! Style:

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According to this genius of a writer, the suffragists weren’t protesting for the right to vote, they were protesting the right to vote.

Do your glances think?

A cursory glance at this excerpt from Yahoo! Style is all it takes to spot some major problems:

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Can we talk about the whole “cursory glance might have thought” thing? Really, glances (cursory or otherwise) don’t have a lot of thoughts.

If the missing space were the only error in this paragraph, I wouldn’t even mention it. But I have to mention the fact that the writer can’t keep her subject’s name straight. It’s Jenner, not Kardashian.

When she’s not confusing a Jenner with a Kardashian, the writer’s confusing Smokey (which is a forest-fire preventing bear) with smoky (which is the color of smoke).

So, what does your cursory glance think of this?

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