Here’s something no one tells the writers and editors at yahoo.com: You’re missing a word.
With Paris Fashion Week over, we might actually see the end of Yahoo! Style’s writers pathetic attempt at French:
Th0se writers are trying to be soooo sophisticated with their mangled French and the result is that they look like tweens who don’t own a English-French dictionary. The word is très and it means very. We may not be treated to their French follies, but there will always be a missing word or two in their articles. (I think the writer meant collection is representative, but il se peut que je me trompe.
How can one little paragraph be so chock-full of errors? Simple. It’s from Yahoo! Makers, where quality writing is not a priority.
The preferred spelling at the American Heritage Dictionary is chock-full, although chockfull is also acceptable. The preferred reference by anyone familiar with English is Big Ben, not the Big Ben. If the writer is referring to London Bridge (with a capital B) it doesn’t get the before it either. But if she’s referring to generic bridges, it doesn’t get a capital B. Who knows what she means?
I’ve seen high school newspapers that are better written than Yahoo! Style. You don’t need a high school diploma to spot the missing word between in and white or to find the misspelled white. All you need is a basic knowledge of English to know that these errors are not befitting a professionally written website read by millions around the world:
It’s not uncommon to see mistakes on Yahoo! DIY. It’s not uncommon to see mistakes on Yahoo! DIY. Like repeated sentences. Like repeated sentences. And sentences that never get an end because the writer nodded off. And sentences that never get an end because the writer nodded off.
Kinda illustrates the need for proofreading, doesn’t it?