July 4th fireworks

If you live in the United States, you’ve heard of July 4th and the tradition of exploding fireworks. But if you write headlines for Yahoo! Makers you might be a little confused between the difference between firework (which is device that is exploded) and fireworks, the actual display of the explosive devices. And you might not know how to spell July:

julty diy

That’s two mistakes that are simply made by careless writers or editors.

A really big attack

A July 4th terror attack is so big it deserves an additional letter on the Yahoo! front page:

fp atttack

Feets, don’t fail me now

There are some writing feats I thought I’d never see, but I was wrong. I never, ever anticipated seeing feets in a professionally written article:

feets sty

I guess that’s a plural of a plural, like one foot, two feet, three feets?

But wait, there’s more. There’s the mysterious change in font size and a plattering, which I take to be a mash-up of platter and flattering. That makes sense, doesn’t it?

Welcome. Now go away

The home page of a website is like a Welcome mat, but at Yahoo! Makers it’s more like a Go Away mat. You’ll look, see a mistake or two or three or four, and just want to click somewhere else.

I don’t know why anyone would hang around this site after reading this. This is absolutely not absolutely:

absolutley diy

This headline is missing the hyphens that would make it a 20-year-old:

20 year old diy

If I were reading a site created in the UK, this wouldn’t be a problem. But this is definitely not the preferred spelling in my neighborhood:

neighbourhoods diy

Didn’t we all read something by Ernest Hemingway when we were in high school? And didn’t we all learn to spell his name?

hemmingway diy

Maybe the writer didn’t attend high school in the U.S. Or anywhere.

Kourtney Kardashian: Pregnant and dating

Who was the dude that Kourtney Kardashian was dating while pregnant? Inquiring minds want to know. Inquiring minds also want to know how this slipped by the eagle-eyed editors at Yahoo! Style:

dude date 2

Lightening Lightning

The hockey team Tampa Bay Lightning got a little lighter at the keyboard of a Yahoo! Sports writer:

lighting spo

How fast does the world travel?

The surface of the Earth at the equator moves at about 1,000 miles per hour. That’s fast. Is that the speed the writer at Yahoo! Style meant?

world traveled sty

How do you get a ride underwater?

How do you hitch a ride in the ocean? You call an Uber diver! Ha-ha! I crack myself up. And this cracks me up, too:

fp uber diver

Today’s laugh was brought to you by the comedians at yahoo.com.

Was the other coke involved?

Was the editor involved with a little coke before writing this headline for yahoo.com?

fp coca-coca

Let’s see how long it takes the geniuses at Yahoo! to change that typo to Coca-Cola and to change infamous to famous. (Infamous is not a synonym for famous; it means notorious or well-known for a very, very bad reason.) Maybe they’ll also move that question mark so that it’s outside the quotation marks.

Ciara’s what?

What was Ciara’s thing that gave someone a lap dance? Was it the singer’s backup dancer that gave the lap dance? The singer’s pet monkey? What? Inquiring minds want to know what the Yahoo! Celebrity writer meant:

singers apos cel


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