Poor Tim Gunn! The urbane fashion consultant and TV personality had to suffer through an interview with Joanna Douglas, a Yahoo! Shine staffer. Mr. Gunn’s fans wishing to read the interview will have to suffer through grammatical gaffes, typos, misspellings, and missing words, like this:
Mr. Gunn is a spokesperson for Tide, but he’s not the only one. The writer (who so modestly refers to herself in the royal “we”) also shills for the detergent when she isn’t taking time to make over the English language:
Here’s a novel spelling of vice versa and the somewhat lesser offense of a missing hyphen in the compound adjective loose-fitting:
Who doesn’t know that Labor Day needs capital letters? Oh, yeah — the writer:
This mistake is so common (especially on Yahoo!), that I almost expect it:
The writer, who specializes in fashion and beauty, should know how to spell waistband:
What should we make of this little question?
There’s a hyphen missing here:
a word missing here:
and another missing hyphen:
The writer obviously eschews using a spell-checker:
and can’t proofread her own writing:
Spell-checker? She don’t need no stinkin’ spell-checker. She doesn’t care how the hell you spell separation and putting in an apostrophe where it belongs:
Poor Tim Gunn. This must be an embarrassment to him. If the writer took pride in her work, it would be an embarrassment to her, too.