Readers vow to stand up to errors

In other news, according to Yahoo News, European leaders vow to “stand-up” to Trump:

With a hyphen, stand-up is a variant of standup, which is an adjective (he’s a standup guy) or noun (he’s a comedian who only does standup). As a verb, it’s stand up, without a hyphen and the idiom that means “to confront” is stand up to, also without a hyphen.


That’s no way to treat the disabled

On the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Yahoo! Events commemorates the event with an insulting poorly written tribute.

From the misspelled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


to the misspelling of Parkinson’s disease, Yahoo! shows a complete lack of sensitivity to the subject of people with disabilities. The tribute to Michael J. Fox omits any kind of treatment (like quotation marks) for his film  “Back to the Future” and omits the period in his name:

Richard Pryor, the late standup (or stand-up) comedian, suffered from multiple sclerosis (without those capital letters):

A Grammy-winning inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Neil Young is the father of children with cerebral palsy:

If only a dictionary or decent search engine was accessible to the writers. They might have avoided this mistake and all the others:

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