You don’t have to be a genius to know how to spell homogeneous. And if you can’t spell it (like the editors at yahoo.com), perhaps you could ask your employer for one of those newfangled thingies called a spell-checker. I hear they work quite well.
If you saw this misspelling onYahoo! Beauty, would you assume it was written by a millennial?
A survey conducted in August 2015 found that “74% of Americans ages 18 to 34 are annoyed by grammar and spelling mistakes on social media,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
It’s such an easy mistake to make, isn’t it? Surely we can forgive the Yahoo! Style news editor for not verifying the spelling of Pamella Roland’s name. She probably thought, “There’s two L’s in there somewhere. So I’ll just put two in her first and last name.”
And we can forgive her for not being able to tell the difference between actress Eva Longoria and Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria. The resemblance is uncanny.
In case you’re still trying to figure it out, Eva Longoria is on the left.
Aaron Moorhead is a cinematographer, director, and actor as well as an assistant coach for Texas A & M football. Surprising, no? It’s probably even more surprising for Aaron Moorehead, who is coincidentally, also an
Aggies assistant football coach. Imagine the reaction from both Aarons when they read this on yahoo.com:
When she’s not confusing her right hand with her left (see today’s first post), the “news editor” for Yahoo! Style is confusing her readers. She’s also kinda insulting them with her disregard for niceties like punctuation, accurate spelling, and correct grammar.
Omitting a comma isn’t the worst offense in this paragraph, the ungrammatical were (which should be was) is. Or maybe it’s the inability to spell Ms. Wohlfahrt’s name correctly more than once:
Each of those mistakes was made by a professional writer, who again thinks that each is a plural and that Ms. Wohlfahrt is someone named Wolfhart:
But wait! There’s more! Once more the editor displays a woeful ignorance of grammar and the name of the subject she’s writing about:
Where else can one person make so many mistakes in front of so many people and get paid for it?