Fewer destructions would be good

One less destruction would be a good start in correcting this on yahoo.com:

fp destruction

Instead of instead use another word instead

Instead of proofreading, the folks at yahoo.com chose to publish this with a superfluous word instead:

fp instead instead

That’s what it means

I think that’s what merging means, but the editors on the Yahoo! front page don’t think we know that:

fp merging together

You too can look like this

By pairing extra words (like pair of when referring to a single skirt) and an incorrect word (like to instead of too), you too can look like a Yahoo! Style writer:

you to can sty

Didn’t go to school in the U.S.?

People outside the United States just don’t understand the names we give to each year in a high school or college. They can’t always remember that freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior are the four years of education. So, maybe if the yahoo.com writer isn’t from the U.S., he or she doesn’t know that a student in the third year of college is a junior, not a junior student:

fp junior student

How how do you make a mistake like that?

How how do you make a mistake like this and how how do you miss it when you proofread?

fp how how

Oh, yeah, I forgot. The people who write for the Yahoo! front page don’t believe in proofreading before publishing. That’s how how.

Error spans the globe

When an error is made on the Yahoo! front page, it’s seen by millions of people around the globe. In some countries, readers might think that this is correct, because Yahoo! is one of the largest Internet sites in the world and has the resources and responsibility to publish quality content:

sp span across

But, that’s not correct. A bridge spans a river, not across a river. A career can span 40 years, not across 40 years. And this error spans the globe.

Isn’t that what a schoolhouse is?

There they go again! Outsourcing the writing on yahoo.com to some third-world country where folks are unfamiliar with English and American culture:

fp schoolhouse

News flash: Nobody says “schoolhouse building” because a schoolhouse is a building. Adding the word building is not only redundant, it’s practically un-American.

Can you spot the error?

Here’s a fun little puzzler for you. Can you spot the error in this headline from Yahoo! Makers?

fit fit diy hp

Two seconds is too much

The eagle-eyed editors at the Yahoo! home page need to remove the second seconds and keep the first seconds, or remove the first seconds and keep the second seconds:

fp seconds


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