Mistakes aplenty

There are mistakes aplenty on Yahoo! Style. And this intrusive use of the apostrophe is just one:


What the heck did the writer think was the purpose of that apostrophe? Did she think it showed  the omission of a number? Or a letter? To me the only thing it shows is the writer’s ignorance.

Not a genius speller

Here’s an ingenious spelling on Yahoo! Makers from someone who’s not exactly a genius at spelling:

ingenius mak

Zany spellings!

Here’s some advice that’s obvious to everyone who writes — except everyone who writes for Yahoo! Style: Misspelling the name of your subject — like, oh, say maybe Zayn Malik — makes you look really, really bad, especially if you do it in a headline:

zayne 1

It’s a mistake of an amateur writer, a careless writer, or a writer who’s so arrogant he doesn’t feel he needs to Google the name. (Do I need to mention the word choice? Mr. Malik didn’t shave his locks, he shaved his head.)

So, someone at Yahoo! Style must have finally realized that Mr. Malik shaved off his locks. That got corrected, but the geniuses continued to overlook the zany misspelling:

zayne 2

And that’s not just a careless typo. The writer really believes that’s how to spell his name, because he uses that spelling in the article, along with some extra words and a freshly misspelled freshly:

zayne 3

Will these mistakes be corrected? We’re hoping.

Not even tryin’ to get it right

How much effort did the writer for Yahoo! Style put into uncovering Gabourey Sidibe’s name right?

gabrielle sty

It’s still not Manny Pacquiao

It’s happened before, and it’ll probably happen again after today. It’s the yahoo.com editors’ sad attempt at spelling Pacquiao:

fp pacquaio

Didn’t they learn anything from the last misspelling? Nope.

What were you sipping when you wrote that?

Was the writer of this headline on Yahoo! Makers sipping a little champagne when writing this?


Not trying too hard

In this article written by Yahoo! Style “editors,” it seems that no one is trying too hard to make sure Anna Wintour’s name is spelled correctly and that the correct homophone is used:

wintout to hard sty

Make over that makover

Imagine going to the trouble of having a graphic made for your website, and then not bothering to proofread it. Imagine how embarrassed the folks at Yahoo! Makers would be if they saw this. And if they cared about little niceties like spelling:

makover diy 2

What do you say to a choir of Scottish girls?

What do you say to a choir of Scottish girls? Singlasses, sing!


It makes me want to throw up

Seeing mistake after mistake ad nauseam on Yahoo! Style makes me want to vomit:

ad nauseum sty


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