About your your proofreading skills…

It would take approximately 2 nanoseconds to proofread this sentence on yahoo.com:

fp your your

So, how come nobody took the time to do that?

After after seeing the word

After after spotting the repeated word on yahoo.com, I noticed the picture of Queen Elizabeth surrounded by children:

fp after after x

And then I read the caption and was shocked. Did no one at Yahoo! notice that the children in the picture are far too young to be the queen’s grandchildren? Did no one realize they are the queen’s great-grandchildren?

Instead of instead

Instead of repeating instead, the Yahoo! Sports writer should have opted for making the sentence shorter and choosing the right word:

opted on spo mlb

Take that from from there

Someone at yahoo.com needs to learn to proofread. If they did, they’d take this from from this teaser:

fp from from

Is anyone wiling to read this?

Oh, lordie. Will the management at Yahoo! Style ever hire writers and editors who know actual English words? Let’s skip on over the repeated words, ignore the wiling (because even thought it’s a real word, it makes no sense in this context), and focus on the expression to shill out:

wiling shill out sty

This writer, who happens to hold the title of “news editor,” clearly has no idea what shill means. And she has no idea that a person who spends money is shelling it out, not shilling it.

This is truly a sad, sad statement about the state of journalism today. Or maybe just about the state of “journalism” at Yahoo!.

Even too much

The proofreading at yahoo.com was so weak that even even an extra word got through:

fp even even

Fewer destructions would be good

One less destruction would be a good start in correcting this on yahoo.com:

fp destruction

How how do you make a mistake like that?

How how do you make a mistake like this and how how do you miss it when you proofread?

fp how how

Oh, yeah, I forgot. The people who write for the Yahoo! front page don’t believe in proofreading before publishing. That’s how how.

Typo typo you won’t believe

No explanation is necessary (or even possible) for this embarrassment on the Yahoo! front page:

fp baby baby

Can you spot the error?

Here’s a fun little puzzler for you. Can you spot the error in this headline from Yahoo! Makers?

fit fit diy hp

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