Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wrongly

It’s just not rightly to misspell Whiteley. Getting it wrong (this time) is Yahoo! Style:

whitely sty hp

Taylor Swift gets piggyback ride

I think the writer of this headline on Yahoo! Celebrity meant piggyback:

piggy back cel

Where have you been?

Where has the writer for the Yahoo! front page been for the last two weeks? In a yurt in Siberia? In a monastery with no contact with the outside world? How would you explain this misspelling of Dylann Roof — a name that dominated headlines?

fp dylan

Dumbest Misspelling of the Day

I’m thinking of starting a new feature on Terribly Write: Dumbest Misspelling of the Day. I thought of it when I read this on Yahoo! Style:


Perhaps the writer was just exercising her creativity when she came up with this imaginative misspelling of neckerchief.

July 4th fireworks

If you live in the United States, you’ve heard of July 4th and the tradition of exploding fireworks. But if you write headlines for Yahoo! Makers you might be a little confused between the difference between firework (which is device that is exploded) and fireworks, the actual display of the explosive devices. And you might not know how to spell July:

julty diy

That’s two mistakes that are simply made by careless writers or editors.

A really big attack

A July 4th terror attack is so big it deserves an additional letter on the Yahoo! front page:

fp atttack

Barack Obama: Forgotten already?

He’s been in office for more than six years, but it seems that the writers at Yahoo! Makers have already forgotten how to spell Barack Obama’s name:

barak diy

The ultimate misspelling

This is the ultimate misspelling on Yahoo! Makers:

ulitimate mak

Whaddya wanna bet?

I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that this headline on was written by a millennial — someone in a generation that sees no value in spelling words correctly:

fp millenials slow

It’s also the same person who can’t decide if a phrase (like slow fade) needs to be surrounded in quotation marks.

No survivors

Whew! For a minute there I thought there were no survivors in Alaskan plane crash. But that’s not what it says on the Yahoo! front page:

fp surviviors


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