I’m cury-ous: How does a mistake like this on Yahoo! Style get past the editor and the spell-checker?
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?
Would you trust that site if it can’t get close to correctly spelling LuLaRoe?
How many errors does it take before you realize maybe you’re really not welcome?
It’s on honor to be on the front page of Yahoo! Style, unless they do this to your name:
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.
This little excerpt from Yahoo! Style could use a little oomph. A pick-me-up and some hyphens are in order:
The writer could probably use a little pick-me-up too, or at least a little pick-me-up-and-take-me-to-a-dictionary. There she might learn that umph, when it does appear in a dictionary, is an expression of disgust or skepticism.
You know the old saying “it’s better to write fast than to write well”? No? That’s because I made it up after reading this on Yahoo! Style:
I’m trying to come up with a reason for so many errors, like the missing punctuation in what should be ’70s, and the use of its for the contraction it’s. And more missing punctuation and the misspelling of granddad. And why the writer would call this sweater a “sleeves sweater”:
It’s a sleeveless sweater or a vest or even a sweater vest.
But why so many errors? I can only surmise that the writer was under an incredible time crunch, that she’s not a great typist and that she hasn’t completely mastered English. And the company she works for has very, very low standards for content. Maybe even no standards.