That is an incredible thank-you

The only thing incredible about this on is the ignorance of the editors who don’t know that the noun thank-you needs a hyphen:

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Holly Holm isn’t the only one with a memory lapse

Reporting on Holly Holm’s memory lapse, the editors for seem to have forgotten that rapper Jay Z removed the hyphen from his name back in 2013:

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Hyphen happy

It’s not enough to be capitalization crazy, putting capital letters at the front of common nouns like holiday. No, that’s not enough for this Yahoo! Makers writer. She’s also idiom idiotic, with some crazy idiom stepping out, which makes no sense:

holiday cap diy

No, that’s not enough. She also happens to be hyphen happy, adding them indiscriminately in what should be seven-day lead-up. Two hyphens. That’s enough.

Life in the Royal Statute Factory

Although this writer for Yahoo! Style claims “we’ve all read the history books,” I don’t think she learned a lot:

ordinance sty

I’m not referring to her inability to pound out the word battlefield. Or her insistence on using a hyphen after an adverb ending in -LY. I’m referring to her mention of the Royal Ordinance Factory, which would be a place where statutes, regulations, or orders are manufactured.

It’s too bad there’s no ordinance prohibiting the incorrect use of words in a public place. This gal would be arrested and sent up the river because anyone who “read the history books” knows that military material, including weapons and ammunition, is ordnance.

Just call her EIC

I don’t get it. Does this woman write in the third person? Is she or isn’t she the author of this article? And is she the editor in chief or the editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Makers? Seems to me that whoever wrote this should know:

editor in chief mak

Perhaps my standards are just too high. Maybe I need to lower them and accept that plural subjects don’t need to have plural verbs.

You write the top, I’ll write the bottom

In this episode of “You Write the Top, I’ll Write the Bottom,” we witness a disagree about the need for a hyphen in a compound adjective, and the resulting inconsistency:

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Someone should really get these people to communicate with each other. Pick up a phone. Text. Email. Instant message. Smoke signals. Anything to get these folks on the same page.

Transforming transatlantic

The writer for Yahoo! Travel transformed transatlantic with an incorrect hyphen and a capital letter:

trans-atlantic tra

Often, when a prefix is added to a proper noun, the combination is hyphenated, like un-American, pre-Columbian, and non-Euclidean. But transatlantic is an exception to that general rule.

Come back and fix this

Adele’s comeback song gets split up on

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Not an Ivy League graduate?

I’m guessin’ that the writer for isn’t an Ivy League-educated journalist:

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What were the outfits wearing?

I have a question for the writer for Yahoo! Celebrity: What does a scantily clad outfit wear?

scantily-clad outfits cel

And I have another question: Why is there a hyphen between the adverb scantily and the word it modifies (clad)? And one more question: Was Ms. Jenner scantily clad or were her outfits?


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