John McCain buried under Capitol building

In what surely must be a first, the late Senator John McCain has been interred under the U.S. Capitol building, according to Yahoo News:

Although other news sources report that the senator was buried at the U.S. Naval Academy, Yahoo has scooped them all. How did that happen? Simple. The folks at Yahoo think a rotunda is the dome that covers a round building. It is not. The round building is a rotunda.

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Miscellaneous words

Imagine the argument by the editors at Yahoo News that resulted in this mess:

Editor 1: I think it should be “half of Americans are in favor of Congress…”

Editor 2: No, it should be “half of Americans favor Congress…”

Unable to select either option, the editors decide on a compromise, combining both suggestions and adding and subtracting miscellaneous words.

 

Going rouge

Is my face red! That’s what I’d say if I were the editor for yahoo.com:

This is a rogue monster wave:

This is a rouge monster wave:

What can you glean from this?

Here’s a shining example of an incorrect word choice on Yahoo Lifestyle:

It’s so glowingly bad it practically gleams. What can you glean from this mistake? That Yahoo doesn’t think competent editors are necessary and using the correct word is irrelevant.

 

New York AG proponent of sexual misconduct?

I’m scratching myself and wiping the dandruff off my keyboard over this teaser on Yahoo News:

I know what an opponent of sexual misconduct is. But what is an opponent against sexual misconduct? I think it means the attorney general of New York is a proponent of the shady activity. He’s also accused of non-consenual behavior, which is another head-scratcher. Maybe if Yahoo’s editors used a spell-checker they would tell us that it’s consensual behavior.

Being to feel

I’m beginning to feel that the folks at Yahoo News don’t believe in proofreading:

What color is the roof of your mouth?

Somehow, the writer for Yahoo Lifestyle managed to see the roofs of the mouths of a “stylish group.” I wonder what a brightly colored palate looks like:

I also wonder why the writer and her editor don’t know that palate refers to the roof of the mouth and palette refers to a selection of colors. (I also wonder why there’s a hyphen following brightly. It’s considered wrong to put a hyphen between an adverb ending in -LY and the word it modifies.)

This speaks volumes

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.

How is your state of nind?

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:

  • His nind is fine. His mind, not so much.
  • What exactly is “Nind”? perhaps its the author that is not doing well….
  • However, Wilbur’s ”Nind” is in question now.
  • Trump is in a constant New York state of nind.
  • State of nind?
  • Trump’s “state of nind”? yahoo has surely lost its own.
  • A nind is a terrible thing to waste.
  • why not do a spell check yahoo
  • I can see typo or spelling/grammatical errors getting thru the proofing process when it’s part of the article’s text. That’s impossible to always avoid. The headlines should never have one though. That’s embarrassing.
And my personal favorite:
  • I do worry about the “State of Nind” of the proofreaders at yahoo. Perhaps they should have their Covfefes examined.

 

Seems like a terrible idea

According to Yahoo News, the current occupant of the Oval Office has suggested arming high teachers:

I think it’s a terrible idea. Why would you want to arm anyone who’s high?

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