Whoa is me!

Whoa! Where did the editors at Yahoo! Celebrity get the idea that this is correct?!

It’s not the accent per se . . .

It’s not the spelling per se that’s horrible on Yahoo! Style:

It’s the accent over the E. Why the writer thought that was necessary is beyond me. Maybe if the writer had spent less time on creating a French-inspired per se and more time proofreading, she would have noticed the typo.

Keep that word intact

Whenever I see intact spelled as two words I wonder what was going through the writer’s head. Like here on Yahoo! Beauty:

Did the writer think that the hairstyle was d being tactful?

I’m just cury-ous

I’m cury-ous: How does a mistake like this on Yahoo! Style get past the editor and the spell-checker?

Illiterate in two languages

When the editors at Yahoo! Style aren’t mangling the English language, they’re destroying French, or now-English phrases derived from French. Like this:

I can only assume the editors meant prêt-à-porter, which means “ready-to-wear,” and is a widely understood term in fashion. Except at Yahoo!.

Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and manmade errors

Maybe the writer for Yahoo! Style is dealing with a funky keyboard with an occasionally inoperable Shift key and a space bar that’s kinda jacked:

Just in case the writer actually made these mistakes intentionally, let’s school her: Big Bird and Cookie Monster are Muppets deserving of being treated as proper nouns. And manmade is one word according to the American Heritage Dictionary, though it allows the hyphenated man-made.

Do you mean Christmas songs?

Something’s amiss over at Yahoo! Style, and I’m pretty sure it has to do with a misspelling:

Did the writer mean carols? Or maybe carrots? I just don’t know. Think I’ll head to the library, grab a dictionary and settle into a carrel. Maybe I’ll find the answer there.

Welcome. Now go away

The home page of a website is like a welcome mat. But what if that mat read “Welkome”? Would you still enter the site?

Would you click on this headline on Yahoo! Style’s home page, knowing that Amber Valletta spells her name with two L’s?

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Would you trust that site if it can’t get close to correctly spelling LuLaRoe?

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How many errors does it take before you realize maybe you’re really not welcome?

Not a serious attempt at Pharrell

It’s on honor to be on the front page of Yahoo! Style, unless they do this to your name:

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That was an editor’s attempt at spelling  Pharrell, which is the first half of Pharrell Williams. You’d think the folks in charge would make a serious attempt at spelling the star’s name right. Instead, they just made a serious error.

Readers protest tyop

Readers protest this attempt at ageism on Yahoo! Style:

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