That gives me a headache

Reading misspellings and typos like this one on the Yahoo! front page give me a headache. Or should I say heaache:

fp headresses

I wouldn’t want a byline

I think the writer for Yahoo! Makers didn’t want a byline for this article because he or she knew it wasn’t a model of journalistic excellence:

epsom salt diy

It’s just a tad sloppy, isn’t it? There’s the use of you instead of your. The missing hyphen in what should be old-fashioned. The lowercase and missing S in Epsom salts. And a torn-apart cheesecloth. Heck, if I made that many mistakes in two sentences, I wouldn’t want my name associated with it either.

Once is a typo

Once is a typo. Twice is a misspelling. That’s what we’ve got on yahoo.com, where an I goes missing in two misspellings of healthier:

fp healther

Ooh! Ooh! I think I found one of the missing I’s:

fp iis

I wonder where the other one iis.

Is dyslexia contagious?

Is this the start of a dyslexia epidemic at Yahoo!. This attempt at Bryan Cranston was just spotted on Yahoo! Movies:

byran mov hp

and this misspelling of Justin Bieber’s name is the focus of a headline on Yahoo! TV:

beiber tv in no t

In need of a Netfix

Misspelling Netflix in a giant great big huge headline on Yahoo! Finance isn’t the funniest part about this article:

netlix fin head

The funniest part of this whole embarrassment is the comments left by readers:

“. . . Netlix new baby leave.” Do you have anyone proofread your titles?

“Netlix new baby leave” Netlix? Had your coffee yet, Yahoo?

Nice title. ….Netlix….. hmmm…. You would think they would spell the primary subject correctly.

Is it straighter?

If a deadline is non-wavier, does that make it straighter? That’s the question I’m pondering after reading this on Yahoo! Sports:

non-wavier

Extra-long innings

Clayton Kershaw hasn’t given up a run in 37 extra-long innings on the Yahoo! Sports home page:

innnings spo hp

How many jobs?

Huh? How many jobs could disappear, according to yahoo.com?

fp million of

There’s no way of knowing because million of should be either million or millions.

Pesky little typos. Always screwing things up for the reader.

Think readers don’t notice typos?

I read this headline on Yahoo! Movies and thought it was about either Heath Ledger or a moor in Scotland:

heathy mov

Seriously, we know it’s “just” a typo, but if you think that typos and misspellings don’t matter, take a look at these comments made by Yahoo! readers:

“Seriously, ‘Heathy Dose’ as a tag line? I’ve watched the horrible editing at Yahoo for years, but this is ridiculous. The small squiggly line in your editor means it’s spelled incorrectly, you morons. I’d even understand if you’d made some Ledger-Batman reference, but you’re just horrible. Oprah needs people at The O, at least move on. Christ, get a quote right.”

“You guys misspelled your freakin title to this article. Really? Heathy? I’m assuming you meant Healthy. I mean if you want to be taken as a serious journalist then at least proof read you own article before you send it out. I’m sure they must teach that somewhere in 9th grade.”

“Jesus yahoo. You could at least spell your headlines correctly.”

“This is what happens when Yahoo hires writers who had to take remedial English. It’s just not a heathy work ethic.”

“Sorry, what’s a “heathy” dose of violence? Well done Yahoo!”

“A “Heathy” dose of violence?? Does anyone proofread the hook line??”

Did you draw a blank?

Did the writer for Yahoo! Makers draw a blank when trying to write about that thing in a bureau that slides in and out and that is used for storage?

draw diy

It’s called a drawer. If you’re from Boston, like me, you may pronounce it draw, but you spell it with that -ER at the end. But that’s the least of this writer’s problems. She just doesn’t know how to form the plural of a noun, insisting on including an apostrophe:

draw kitchens apost diy

She makes a common, everyday mistake with this spelling:

draw everyday

It wouldn’t surprise me if she spelled it that way every day, ’cause here it is again:

draw everyday 2

If the first one is a typo, then the second one is a misspelling. But I’ll concede that this is a typo that even a spell-checker wouldn’t spot (but a competent editor would):

draw if

Here’s a creative spelling of bathroom and a mysterious sparklingly where sparkling would do:

draw bath room

How many more mistakes can one writer make in one article? At least one more, although this may constitute two:

draw like was

I’m not sure what that’s supposed to mean. I wish Yahoo had writers who could write and editors who could edit; it makes life way easier for readers.

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