Is yahoo.com waging a war on Warren Buffett by deliberately misspelling his name?
That’s not a typo when you do it twice. And what’s with that blank space in the bottom left?
I don’t often visit Yahoo! Travel. I had the impression that it was a well-written site that wouldn’t provide many examples of errors that would prove instructive to Terribly Write’s readers. Maybe today’s headlines are atypical, but they sure provide some great fodder for a blog post.
It looks like someone ripped off the hyphen in rip-offs, which needs it when it’s used as a noun:
This isn’t a brand-new error; it’s a brand-new error. The hyphen is often missing from the adjective:
And my favorite is this headline about a restaurant called Warren where you have to carry your own tray and serve yourself macaroni and cheese and greasy fried chicken:
The Airbnb home was once the residence of Warren Buffett.
The writer for Yahoo! Makers had one name to include in this headline, and he or she managed to screw it up:
How hard would it be to Google Adrien Brody’s name to check the spelling? How much time would it take? How much initiative? How much journalistic integrity and commitment to accuracy would it take? More than this writer had.