Sew two

With grammar skills rapidly fading, so too are the abilities of the writers and editors at Yahoo! Sports:

so to spo mlb

It seems like no one knows the difference between homophones, so two words that sound alike are often confused.

Too bad!

This is too, too funny. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a writer use too when to is called for. But, someone at Yahoo! Health did just that:

too hea

Not trying way too hard

The news editor for Yahoo! Style isn’t trying too hard to avoid making homophonic errors:

vile sty

In all my years writing this blog, this is the first time I’ve seen an “editor” (or anyone else employed by Yahoo!) mistake vile for vial. Of course, vial‘s not a word that used a lot so that could explain the paucity of appearances.

It’s all too familiar

This mistake on Yahoo! Makers is all too familiar:

all to familiar diy

Nay, the time is nigh

When I read this on Yahoo! TV I actually said, “Huh?” loudly enough that others heard me (and if they read this, they were probably thinking it, too). Someone needs to tell the writer (who is actually the New York bureau chief for Yahoo Entertainment) that there’s a time to learn a little more about the English language, and the time is nigh:

time is neigh tv

You too can look like this

By pairing extra words (like pair of when referring to a single skirt) and an incorrect word (like to instead of too), you too can look like a Yahoo! Style writer:

you to can sty

It’s too funny

It’s hard to believe that a professional writer (even one who works for Yahoo! Makers) can make this mistake:

dollar 1

Using the contraction it’s (which means it is or it has), instead of the correct possessive pronoun its is one of the most common mistakes anywhere, but especially at Yahoo!.

In the same article the writer makes another homophonic error. This is too funny:

dollar 2

Not trying too hard

In this article written by Yahoo! Style “editors,” it seems that no one is trying too hard to make sure Anna Wintour’s name is spelled correctly and that the correct homophone is used:

wintout to hard sty

Too too much

One too is a little too much on the home page of Yahoo! Celebrity:

too hot too handle omg

Is it too much to ask that you rein those errors in?

If I could tell the writer for Yahoo! TV anything, I’d tell him to rein in his errors. I’d probably have to explain that a monarch reigns; the things you use to control a horse are reins:

hom reign tv

I’d take this writer aside and tell him that even one error is too much. This is not too much; in fact, it’s one letter short of too much:

hom to much tv

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