This isn’t the first time someone at Yahoo! has confused premier and premiere. It’s just the first time an editor for Yahoo! Beauty made the mistake:
The first public performance of movie or play is a premiere.
You might expect that the first shark fisherman in Maryland was catching the monsters hundreds of years ago. But you would be wrong. Yahoo! Travel highlights the man who’s still fishing for sharks.
He’s so well known in the area, you might call him the premier shark fisherman, especially if you know the difference between premiere (the first performance) and premier (the most important or the principal).
Huh? I have no idea what prime ministers (AKA premiers) on a channel have to do with Caitlyn Jenner. Those editors at Yahoo! Style always manage to confuse me:
I think I’ll just give up trying to figure out what that means. I’m going to watch a little TV. Maybe I’ll catch Ms. Jenner’s show, which premieres on the E! network.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time a Yahoo! scribe has confused premier and premiere. This time it’s on Yahoo! Finance:
Premier is a noun or adjective; the verb is premiere.
It’s odd to think now that the writer for Yahoo! Travel doesn’t know that the head of the Soviet Union was the premier:
If this is a writer’s debut on the Yahoo! front page, then it’s a premiere:
If the writer is describing a product that is “first in position, rank, or importance,” then it should be a premier.
Although there’s some disagreement among authorities on the use of premiere as an adjective to mean “first or foremost,” most prefer premier in this context.
Some things just seem to go hand in hand, like writing mistakes and Yahoo! Shine:
The writing on that site just never seems to have a pulled-together look. It is hardly the premier site for women. Its roster of errors includes a mismatch of subject and verb, incorrect idioms, wrong words, arbitrary punctuation… need I say more?
Just one more thing: There’s the occasional repetition:
Just one more thing: There’s the occasional repetition.
Reading this article on Yahoo! Shine had me wondering: What happens when a “mega-mansion” is struck by lightening? It gets lighter. Black turns to gray; beige turns to white; red turns to pink. It could be worse: It could be struck by lightning. That would be bad. Like, burning up the house bad.
Not really bad, but really wrong was failure to capitalize Boy Scout:
A premiere is the opening or debut of a movie or play. Premier means “first in position or rank.” Guess which word the writer should have used here:
Oh, this is relatively unimportant after those errors, but the writer placed that period in the wrong place. It belongs after the right parenthesis because it applies to the entire sentence, not just the words in the parens.