Prime minister heartbreaker

Is that a heartbreaking prime minister on “Walking Dead” or did the editors at yahoo.com confuse premier (which is a prime minister) with the word that means “first public performance,” or premiere?

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Yeah, you’re right; it’s the latter.

The premier homophonous error

Yahoo! Sports is the premier site for homophonous errors:

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Not the first of its kind

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:

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The first public performance of movie or play is a premiere.

Maryland’s first shark fisherman

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.

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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).

Marvel’s first superhero squad

I know nothing of superheros — Marvel or otherwise. What I do know:  This writer for Yahoo! Movies knows nothing of premiere (which is the first showing or debut) and premier (which means most important, chief, or principal and the word she should have used):

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Prime ministers on the English channel?

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:

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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.

See ‘Game of Thrones’ prime minister tonight!

Yesterday marked the premiere episode of this season’s “Game of Thrones.” According to Yahoo! Style, we’ll be introduced to a prime minister tonight:

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Not the first time

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time a Yahoo! scribe has confused premier and premiere. This time it’s on Yahoo! Finance:

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Premier is a noun or adjective; the verb is premiere.

It’s not the first

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:

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Is this your first time?

If this is a writer’s debut on the Yahoo! front page, then it’s a premiere:

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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.

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