Here’s what one sees on the home page of Yahoo! Style — a misspelled onesies:
Mon dieu! Here’s a little intro to a video on Yahoo! Style that claims to teach us how to pronounce famous brand names. (I think the writer meant famous French brand names, but I quibble.) The problem? The writer has her own problems with French.
I can’t be sure, but I think the writer was trying to count to three in French, but misspelled trois. Then there’s something about a cat (chat) inside a dog (chien). Personally, I would have written chat et chien, which would be cat and dog. Let’s not overlook the misspelled Alliance and the missing hyphen in Roche-Posay.
But my favorite gaffe is in the actual video, where the writer just can’t get that accent right in Hermès:
Don’t you love those experts at Yahoo!? They’re illiterate in two languages!
I wish there were some way to roll back misspellings. I’m thinkin’ it would be great if the Yahoo! Finance editors could correct a mistake after a story is published. Of course, that would require that (1) Yahoo! Finance have actual editors, (2) the editors recognize that a noun (like rollback) is different from a verb (like roll back), and (3) they cared enough about the quality of the content on their site to correct errors.