As if Kanye West wasn’t stressed enough, this headline on yahoo.com might just send him around the bend. Again.
Is there too much pressure on the writers at Yahoo! Style? Are they so stressed that they can’t do their jobs properly? Is that why 5 out of 7 recent photo captions contain misspelled names?
You might think this is just a typo, and not a deliberate misspelling of Pharrell:
You would be wrong. Unless the writer made the same typo twice:
You might not know how to spell Mica Arganaraz’s name, but a writer should:
Emily Ratajkowski is such a well-known model, that you’d think someone who writes about fashion would be familiar with her name. Again, you would be wrong:
Ale Dragulele sounds like an exotic alcoholic beverage, but it’s just a misspelling of Alex Dragulele:
It must be awful working in that environment. But can’t a writer take a little pride in their work and at least check the spelling of all names? (To check the spelling of all the names in this post, I highlighted the name, right-clicked, and selected “Search Google for …” It takes just a few seconds and saves me lots of embarrassment.)
People must be getting nervous over at Yahoo! Finance, and it’s affecting their work. It looks like a little p ran out of Mr. Trump:
And instead of merely appealing the EU tax decision, Apple will appeal against it, which might mean something to the writer, but to me means the writer is unfamiliar with English:
I don’t know why Apple will appeal the decision. Heck if I owed a $14.50 tax bill, I’d just pay it:
Maybe it’s the principle of the thing. Or maybe the stress is getting to those folks at Yahoo!.
When did 14-year-olds become preteens? Oh, when they were born and stayed preteens up until the day before their 13th birthday — at least according to everyone who isn’t a writer for Yahoo! Style:
I know that Yahoo! writers and editors are not good with numbers. They confuse millions and billions, think that digits and letters are the same thing, and just don’t get percentages. But you’d think they’d know that fourteen isn’t a preteen because teen is part of the word.