One of these days, this writer for Yahoo! Style will break into English, using correct verbs and prepositions. But today is not that day:
Many people wouldn’t consider this an error on the Yahoo! front page, but it does indicate a lapse in vocabulary:
The word preventative is not incorrect, it is simply an alternative to the preferred preventive. It’s easy to prevent writers from using anything other than a preferred word: Make them use a dictionary (I hear that there are even dictionaries on the Web these days) or subject their writing to review by a competent editor before it’s published.
Here’s some surprising information about singer Rihanna on Yahoo! Style:
Just ignore the redundant dollar sign and the word dollar, which is weird. Focus instead on the paparazzo. It’s hard to believe there was only one pestering her; I would have thought there would be paparazzi. Of course, I would have also thought the writer knew that paparazzo is singular; paparazzi is its plural. The rest of the sentence totally eludes me; I have no clue what the writer is trying to convey.
A brilliant writer for Yahoo! Style has weeded out “five of the best and buzziest acts” from South by Southwest for your consideration:
Why would she eliminate acts that she thinks are unsuitable or unwanted? Why? Because she has no idea what weeded out means. I can think of one other person who should be weeded out.