This paragraph may pose a clue as to why the quality of writing on Yahoo! is so pathetic. It was written by the New York bureau chief for Yahoo! Entertainment:
Her writing isn’t all that different from the way the rest of Yahoo! staffers write: She doesn’t know when to use different from; she overlooked the, which should be they; and she used the past tense made when the other verbs in the list are present tense.
There’s no need to spend money on holiday gifts this year. According to yahoo.com, there’s free promotional items (also known as swag) for the taking. You can learn more in Yahoo!’s movies gift guide (or movie gift guide, seems that Yahoo! editors can’t figure out what to call it). And if you’re not into blockbuster hits, you can get home movies, though I don’t know whose home they were taken in:
Before you use a word, especially if it has more than one syllable, make sure you know what it means. If you don’t, then you may end up looking as vocabulary-challenged as this writer for Yahoo! Style:
A proprietor is an owner. It makes no sense in this context, even if the writer had used the preposition of instead of to. I haven’t a clue what words the writer should have used since I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Maybe next time the writer will consult a dictionary before using big words. Nah. That would never happen at Yahoo!.