We all know that a cappella means “without musical accompaniment.” On Yahoo! Shine, it also means “without all its letters”:
Could a businesswoman from South America claim a background from Columbia University? Or is she from Columbia, the capital of South Carolina? Well, if you’ve read anything by the Yahoo! News staff, you’ve learned to interpret their misspellings and you realize the woman has a Colombian background:
Just in case you think that’s a rare typo, the writer just confirms for us that she thinks Columbia is in South America:
Yup, it sure does. Seeing an incorrect word like effects affects people differently. When it’s accompanied by a misspelled name, I just shrug my shoulders. After all, this is Yahoo! Shine and I’ve come to expect mistakes like that:
It’s no surprise to me that the writer still can’t remember how to spell Dr. LaRocca’s name or that well-being needs a hyphen. What is shocking is people with multiple sclerosis are exercising entire battalions. I think that an exercise regimen would be sufficient:
I should trust my judgement more often. Like the time I read this headline on Yahoo! News:
My initial reaction was to stop reading right there. Why would I want to read an article by a writer who doesn’t bother to find out how to spell Forrest Gump and who thinks Mr. Gump walked across America? (He didn’t; he ran.)
But, oh dopey me, I continued on, reading the first paragraph. That’s when I stopped reading.
I couldn’t figure out how someone could walk across the U.S. more than seven times in less than a year. But I was really scratching my head (and dusting dandruff off my keyboard) when I read that “the miles and stories he has accumulated are unfathomable yet have all actually happened.” I didn’t see anything unfathomable about the miles he amassed. But what the heck does “miles… all actually happened” mean? I think it means this writer was interested in meeting some minimum word count and has no interest in logic, reason, or sense.
Why would Elizabeth Taylor help create a public health crisis? She didn’t, of course. And she was never a “co-foundee amfAR” since “co-foundee” isn’t even a word. But that’s the kind of nonsense you’ll read on Yahoo! Shine:
She was a cofounder of amfAR and helped create public awareness of the AIDS crisis. Her efforts deserve more respect than this embarrassment from Yahoo!.
Typos! They’re so funny, especially when they appear in headlines and captions. Heck, anyone can make a typo in the middle of a sentence (even mee!). But it takes the special talent of Yahoo! Shine writers to publish them in really big and red letters.
Like this one — it had me in stitches:
This one had me longing to hear a kid-friendy song, because all the kid-friendly ones are just too juvenile for kids:
This one had me questioning my own spelling abilities, because I really thought Eden’s last name was Grinshpan:
I don’t know what happened here, but it appears that HTML isn’t allowed in the big, red headline, and that no one bothered to check it after it was published: