There seems to be a real poverty of proofreading ability among the staffers at the Yahoo! front page:
It seems that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight caught the staff at yahoo.com completely by surprise. The writers and editors simply didn’t have enough time to master the spelling of Manny’s surname, screwing it up here:
Just to prove to their readers that wasn’t a typo, they misspelled the name again here:
They obviously have more important issues to cover, like the return of the fanny pack and the history of sunscreen.
I’m guessin’ the writer or editor for the Yahoo! front page who’s responsible for this never wore a mortarboard:
Is that supposed to be wares? I hope not because I’d hate to think there’s a professional writer or editor out there who thinks that’s correct. Maybe it’s supposed to be ways and somebody is a really, really bad typist and an incompetent proofreader. That would be much better.
Scarlett Johansson is so confusing. Not the actress herself, but the actress’s name. The headline writer for Yahoo! Style thins this is her name:
But in the article itself, the writer seems even more confused, giving the actress an entirely different misspelling:
I’m confused, too: Why don’t the writers and editors at Yahoo simply Google the name? Why are their standards so low that they’re OK with misspelling names that are so recognizable? Why are they still employed?