Someone over at Yahoo! Style impersonates a competent editor with this huge headline:
What do you call a vigilant theoretical physicist? Alert Einstein!
Thanks to Yahoo! Style for the best typo of the day!
I have no idea who Kevin is, but he has a locksmith or a blacksmith or some other smith. And that smith has a daughter named Harley Quinn Smith. At least that’s what I get from this headline on the home page of Yahoo! Style:
You might think it’s just a typo, but here it is again, a little lower on the same page:
Those editors are sure consistent, aren’t they? I’m sure if it were a typo, they would have corrected it before publishing it, right?
What month would you select in the Dylann Roof trial? According to yahoo.com, a July selection begins in the trial.
But what is the selection for? Personally, I’d prefer to see a jury selection start now for Mr. Roof’s trial.
While reading this photo caption on Yahoo! Style, I was struck by the writer’s use of the British whilst:
Perhaps Yahoo! outsourced the writing to an almost-English-speaking country. Maybe this was written for a UK site, and not for the American market. Maybe that’s why the writer capitalized queen; in some countries that are not the United States, that might actually be correct. And maybe that Lady Fag she writes of isn’t related to Ladyfag, the writer from New York City. The typo of that for than might be okie-dokie in the land where she lives. But in no English-speaking country is is what makes an acceptable substitute for the correct are what make.
People must be getting nervous over at Yahoo! Finance, and it’s affecting their work. It looks like a little p ran out of Mr. Trump:
And instead of merely appealing the EU tax decision, Apple will appeal against it, which might mean something to the writer, but to me means the writer is unfamiliar with English:
I don’t know why Apple will appeal the decision. Heck if I owed a $14.50 tax bill, I’d just pay it:
Maybe it’s the principle of the thing. Or maybe the stress is getting to those folks at Yahoo!.
I’m not warning you away from reading this on yahoo.com, since I don’t really use the phrase warning away because I don’t know what it means. However, I am warning you about this headline, which includes a rather embarrassing typo:
A tragic balloon crash that killed 16 people deserves better treatment than this.