Feeling the stress

It must have been a stressful weekend over at the editor’s desk at yahoo.com. Maybe that’s why the editors missed the missing apostrophe here:

Or failed to recognize that schoolyard is one word:

Someone should demand to know why a typo like this slipped through the spell-checker:

(Oh, yeah. I forgot. Yahoo editors don’t use spell-checkers. Or proofreaders.)

No spell-checker would have caught this perfectly spelled bit of nonsense:

I have no idea what that was supposed to be. Can anyone translate it for me?

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What editors got wrong on Yahoo News

Maybe it’s just a typo to the editors at Yahoo News, but to the readers it’s a red flag:

Can you trust a source that doesn’t require proofreading on its home page and that doesn’t even use a spell-checker?

Trump’d up charges

Are charges that Yahoo! News editors are careless just trumped up charges?

Maybe it’s only a typo and the editor really meant trumped. Or Trump’s.

Maybe the editor will laywer-up

From the home page Yahoo! News, the world’s most trusted news source:

How many pilots?

When a typo appears on Yahoo! News (at least I hope it’s just a typo), it can leave me scratching my head:

After dusting the dandruff off my keyboard, I have to ask: How many pilots were doin’ the asking? One pilot asks passengers to pray? Or two or more pilots ask passengers to pray?

I’m praying for an answer.

Who do you trust?

Would you consider Yahoo! News a trustworthy source of information if the editors either don’t proofread or can’t spot an obvious typo in a headline?

The word they were going for is affluenza, a blend of affluence and influenza, which joined the pop culture lexicon in 2013 when it was used in the defense of an obnoxious teen charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter.

I suspect this is wrong

I’m not sure, but I think there’s an error in this headline from Yahoo! News:

Were there two London attacks, or were they suspected attacks? And what the heck was identified? I’m so confused. But so is the writer of this headline, I suspect.

Is there a letter missing?

Looks like there’s a letter missing in this headline from Yahoo! News:

I think they meant skycrapper.

This is not what it appeares to be

This appears to be a teaser from website written by an amateur author tapping at a keyboard in his mother’s basement:

It is actually from yahoo.com, which allegedly employs professional writers and editors. (But apparently no proofreaders.)

Were you blinded by the sunn when you wrote that?

It’s hard to believe that Yahoo! Style editors don’t proofread headlines before they’re published. Maybe the editor was blinded by the sun and didn’t have sunglasses when reading this:

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