Yahoo! Finance took in the sites at an auto show. I can only assume they were websites:
Maybe next time the writer goes, he’ll take in the sights. That might be more interesting.
Former governor of Florida Jeb Bush has set his sites on Vermont. Sounds good to me, except I can’t figure out what sites this Yahoo! News correspondent is referring to:
Is it his websites? His campsites? His parasites? Oh, well. I may never know. Next time I’m looking for information, I’ll set my sights on a legitimate news outlet.
What’s the site of your image? The mirror over your bathroom sink?
Wherever it is, the site of your image is where you’ll catch sight of your image.
That homophonic error is from Yahoo! Shine, a site known (at least to me and regular readers of Terribly Write) for its writers’ errors. I am saddened by the fact that there’s at least one other horrific error — this time a ridiculous allegation:
The “journalist” for Yahoo! News‘ “The Ticket” doesn’t place a heavy emphasis on choosing the correct word:
He definitely hasn’t set his sights on eradicating homophonic errors.
As if we needed more proof that the people who write for the Yahoo! front page are functionally illiterate, here’s a sight that ought to strike horror in the hearts of language lovers everywhere:
As a noun, the word sight has many meanings. In this context, perhaps sight means a view or something worth seeing or a spectacle. But if it’s the place where there’s something worth seeing, then it’s a site.
Is there any writing mistake that the senior editor for Yahoo! Shine failed to make in a single article?
She manages to post this bit of nonsense, proving she doesn’t check anything after she publishes it:
She shows her ignorance of homophones site and sight:
Her preference for variant spellings (gamey instead of the preferred gamy), her inability to control her use of the Shift key (turning an elk into the incorrect Elk), and her wobbly proofreading skills are the highlight of this caption:
Let’s not forget the grammatical nightmare that is this undecipherable mess:
Reinforcing her total disregard for the correct use of capital letters, she turns this common noun into a proper one:
and this proper noun into a common one:
Finally, thumbing her nose at her readers and the lovers of language everywhere, she continues with a capital offense:
Is there any writing error she neglected to display?
What are your deal breakers when you’re reading? The errors that you spot that make you say, “That’s it! I can’t take any more!” If you’re looking through Yahoo! Shine, would you read an article with this headline?
Would the mashed-up dealbreakers and the apostrophe in the plural V-days offend your grammatical sensibilities? If that didn’t stop you, would you continue past the undercapitalized Valentine’s Day and the unsightly in site?
Could you ignore the fact that the writer obviously did not run a spell-check and still doesn’t know how to capitalize Valentine’s Day?
Are you still reading? Right up to the hyphen missing in what should be heart-shaped? And past the kielbasa —which even when spelled correctly — isn’t a proper noun?
What are your reading deal breakers?