Two Trinas?

Are there really two women named Trina who share their weight-loss stories on Yahoo! Beauty?

cosland bea

Or did someone at Yahoo! forget to proofread?

Buster Posey, scrappy player

Buster Posey may be a scrappy baseball player, but I think the writer for Yahoo! Sports should scrap this word and use scraped instead:

scrapped

Did an editor participate?

I’m guessin’ that an editor didn’t participate in the approval of this on yahoo.com:

fp particpate

Also, no proofreader took part. No spell-checker was involved.

What one sees

Here’s what one sees on the home page of Yahoo! Style — a misspelled onesies:

onsies sty hp

Stephen Colbert would know better

The editors over at yahoo.com seem to be engaging in a little truthiness themselves, spelling a word coined by Stephen Colbert without regard for logic or evidence:

fp truthiness

Mon dieu!

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.

troiz sty

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:

hermes vid sty

Don’t you love those experts at Yahoo!? They’re illiterate in two languages!

Not an award-winning headline

This headline on the home page of Yahoo! Style isn’t going to win any journalism awards. Or proofreading awards:

epsy

Maybe the editor should have looked at the photo to see that it’s the ESPY Awards.

Katie Couric would be horrified

Katie Couric was a legitimate journalist before she joined Yahoo. She’d be horrified if she saw this spelling of Philando Castile on yahoo.com:

castille fp

Sensitive subject gets insensitive treatment

When you’re writing about a sensitive subject, give it the respect it deserves. And don’t follow the example of yahoo.com editors: Proofread!

fp breastfreeding

Raquel Welch gains a little

Imagine going through the trouble of making a video for Yahoo! Style and committing a stupid misspelling like this:

racquel sty

The actress is Raquel Welch.

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