If there ever was a bond

With this homophonic horror, the bond between Yahoo! Style and the reader is broken — if there ever was one.


Where did you get that idea?

Where did the Yahoo! Style writer get the idea that this wear — and not that where — is correct?


Hard to beat this

It’s hard to beat this for the number of errors in a single sentence:


I can’t explain why the Yahoo! Style writer included a registered trademark symbol with a product name, unless she’s under the illusion that she has to protect a trademark. Which brings me to the question: Why didn’t she recognize Velcro as a registered trademark, too? Because that would be as wrong as not capitalizing Velcro.

Don’t you wish we could all be flies on the wall when the writer discusses this with her editor? What would her argument be? Oh, never mind. I forgot: Yahoo! doesn’t believe in editors.

Maybe you could run into a dictionary

What’s the difference between a run-in and running into someone? A whole lot, but not to this Yahoo! Style writer:


A run-in is an angry disagreement. There was no disagreement in this case, just someone named Jenner running into (meeting or encountering, often by chance) a magazine rep.

That’s quite a turtleneck!

You just gotta wonder what was going through the mind of the Yahoo! Style writer who contributed this description to the picture just below it:


I have no idea what a “suit dress” is, but I suspect the writer doesn’t either. I don’t know what color the writer’s lemonade is, but mine is definitely NOT blue and gold. And that turtleneck that Beyoncé is allegedly sporting has a very realistic image of a partial breast on it. Just what picture was she looking at when she wrote that?

You’re wrong with your word choice

I really don’t believe that the writer for Yahoo! Finance doesn’t know the difference between you’re (which is a contraction of you are) and your (which is a possessive pronoun):


It’s the kind of mistake I’ll prone to make even though I know the difference and my writing is otherwise perfect. Nearly.

When in doubt

When in doubt about forming the possessive of a word, just follow the example of this Yahoo! Style writer:


Does the apostrophe go before the S? After the S? Unsure? Put it before and after! Turn your dilemma into dilemma-ade!

Because today’s meeting tomorrow is too late

Today’s Alibaba meeting kicked off today, according to Yahoo! Finance:


Makes sense to me. Who’d want to kick off today’s meeting tomorrow?

Not a good place for a typo

Let’s take the charitable view and call this a typo on Yahoo! News:


Typo or egregious grammatical error? Doesn’t matter when it’s in a headline that big. It looks really bad.

Harley Quinn: Kevin’s smith’s daughter

I have no idea who Kevin is, but he has a locksmith or a blacksmith or some other smith. And that smith has a daughter named Harley Quinn Smith. At least that’s what I get from this headline on the home page of  Yahoo! Style:


You might think it’s just a typo, but here it is again, a little lower on the same page:


Those editors are sure consistent, aren’t they? I’m sure if it were a typo, they would have corrected it before publishing it, right?

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