Has Yahoo! jumped on the outsourcing bandwagon? That’s one possible explanation for the number of daily gaffes on the Yahoo! front page: The company is outsourcing the writing on yahoo.com to Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan, a non-English-speaking country.
It’s a country unfamiliar with American pop culture. A country where they put single quotation marks around Duggar because they think it’s the name of a TV show. It isn’t; it isn’t even part of the name of a TV show.
Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stanians must think that seasons are proper nouns. They aren’t in the U.S. Even though the writers will try to convince you otherwise, but don’t fall for it:
They obviously don’t know how to pronounce English words, because they don’t know which indefinite article to use:
Maybe Yahoo! could do a little soul-searching and reconsider its decision:
That way, when its front page goes on display, it’ll include the correct words in common English idioms:
and titles (like president) won’t have a capital letter:
and regions of the United States (like South and Southern states) will:
I’m not implying that the folks in Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan aren’t good writers and editors. They’re just not good writers and editors in English.