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?
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.
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.