This headline on Yahoo Sports speaks volumes about the proofreading skills of its editors:
To paraphrase the occupant of the Oval Office, they consult themselves because they have “a very good brain.” Except it should be Brian.
If you think readers don’t care about typos, think again. Here’s a little typo (in a headline, no less!) from yahoo.com:
Did readers notice? Of course they did. And they had something to say about the error:
The real entertainment in Yahoo Entertainment comes from the typos on its home page:
For those outside the United States (and possibly for some people in the United States), we do not hold elections retroactively. Presidential elections are held every four years, and only in years whose last two digits are divisible by four. So, the next election for president is 2020. Seems like Trevor Noah knows more about our elections than the folks at Yahoo.
Why on God’s green earth did the Yahoo Lifestyle writer think this is correct?
I think she was going for hairdo, and became a tad confused. The contraction ‘do is often used on Yahoo in place of hairdo. The apostrophe is supposed to indicate that there are letters missing, so the writer was really describing a hair hairdo. But according to the American Heritage dictionary, do (sans apostrophe) is correct and hairdo is one word.