Oh, no! The “news editor” for Yahoo! Style didn’t just do this, did she?
Yup. That’s how a “news editor” spells David O. Russell’s name.
Do you trust your memory when you’re writing? I bet the writer for Yahoo! Makers thinks she’s got a great memory for names and movies. She probably feels like she doesn’t have to verify the spelling of Steven Spielberg’s name or check to see who directed the movie “Avatar.” (Here’s a hint: It wasn’t Steven Spielburg or even Steven Spielberg.)
Readers might be able to forgive a single misspelling, but when you do it another time and another time, they’re likely to be a little pissed. At least that’s how I feel:
Obviously she trusted her rather faulty memory, which seems odd to me. She’s not just the writer of this article, she’s listed as an “editor.” Isn’t part of an editor’s job to verify facts?
Looks like a case of dyslexia has hit Yahoo! Movies again, where neither the writer nor the editor can manage to spell Kirsten:
Is that Salma Hayek on the home page of Yahoo! TV’s “TV in No Time”? Nope, it’s Salma Hayak:
At least they didn’t call her Selma — this time.
Readers of Yahoo! Style don’t need to go far to wade into a spelling mess:
It’s not the first time that a misspelled Dwyane Wade has appeared on the homepage of Style. And it probably won’t be the last.
I was willing to overlook the almond-shaped eyed in this article on Yahoo! Style, until I came across a reference to Mike Jagger. Then I knew I was in for more embarrassing mistakes from this writer. I was not wrong:
Someone who writes about fashion for a living (or even for a hobby) should know how to spell Nicolas Ghesquiere’s name, no?
I think this writer is stretching his vocabulary to its elastic limit with the use of louche. I have no idea what he thinks it means. But it’s insulting to apply it to a person, and impossible to apply it to someone’s “looks.” It means indecent, disreputable, or sordid.