It doesn’t take a genius

You don’t have to be a genius to know how to spell homogeneous. And if you can’t spell it (like the editors at yahoo.com), perhaps you could ask your employer for one of those newfangled thingies called a spell-checker. I hear they work quite well.

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Written by a millennial?

If you saw this misspelling onYahoo! Beauty, would you assume it was written by a millennial?

millenials beau

A survey conducted in August 2015 found that “74% of Americans ages 18 to 34 are annoyed by grammar and spelling mistakes on social media,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

1 irresistibly weird spelling

Apparently there are no spell-checkers, no spelling experts, no proofreaders, and no access to a dictionary at Yahoo! Beauty. But there is one irresistibly weird spelling:

irresistably bea

Bad place for a typo

I’m going to take the charitable view and call this a typo and not a misspelling of Cara Delevingne’s name on the home page of Yahoo! Style:

delevinge sty hhp

and this is a mere slip of the figure in what should be Orlando Bloom:

orland bloom sty hp

But the reason for the mistakes is of no relevance to the reader.

That’s unacceptable!

Shouldn’t it be unacceptable for Yahoo! Style editors to make a blatant spelling mistake like this?

unexceptable sty hp

Cinematographer is coach at Texas A & M

Aaron Moorhead is a cinematographer, director, and actor as well as an assistant coach for Texas A & M football. Surprising, no? It’s probably even more surprising for Aaron Moorehead, who is coincidentally, also an
Aggies assistant football coach. Imagine the reaction from both Aarons when they read this on yahoo.com:

fp aaron moorhead

How to make Freida Pinto look bad

Not content to merely misspell Freida Pinto’s name, the news editor for Yahoo! Style has made her look illiterate, too:

frieda sty

Ms. Pinto knows more about the English language than this editor. She actually offered a “sneaky peek” on Instagram, which the Style editor changed it to the homophone peak.

But wait! There’s more!

When she’s not confusing her right hand with her left (see today’s first post), the “news editor” for Yahoo! Style is confusing her readers. She’s also kinda insulting them with her disregard for niceties like punctuation, accurate spelling, and correct grammar.

Omitting a comma isn’t the worst offense in this paragraph, the ungrammatical were (which should be was) is. Or maybe it’s the inability to spell Ms. Wohlfahrt’s name correctly more than once:

tek sty 1

Each of those mistakes was made by a professional writer, who again thinks that each is a plural and that Ms. Wohlfahrt is someone named Wolfhart:

tek sty 2

But wait! There’s more! Once more the editor displays a woeful ignorance of grammar and the name of the subject she’s writing about:

tek sty 3

Where else can one person make so many mistakes in front of so many people and get paid for it?

Maybe you’re too independent

Were the editors for Yahoo! Style so independent that they didn’t feel the need to use a spell-checker or a dictionary?

independant sty hp

Paying respects

This is no way to pay respects to Ed Snider on the Yahoo! Sports home page:

enider spo hp

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