Racking your brain for the correct idiom

The Yahoo! Celebrity writer didn’t exactly rack his brain in an effort to jog his memory for the correct idiom:

rack memory cel


Don’t worry about it, honey

According to this article on Yahoo! Style, men feel threatened by smart women. Well, the woman who wrote the article doesn’t seem like she’s a threat to anyone:

have any baring sty

Do you think her inability to use correct words should have any bearing on how people perceive her intelligence?

An everyday occurrence

It’s practically an everyday occurrence at Yahoo!: Someone confuses everyday (which means ordinary, routine, or commonplace) and every day (which means each and every day). This time it’s on Yahoo! Beauty, where the writer meant “in their ordinary lives”:

every day bea

Whoa: Somebody can’t spell

Whoa! There’s a serious (but very common) misspelling on the home page of Yahoo! Food:

woah food

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

How many is too many?

How many mistakes are acceptable in a sentence? Zero? One? Two? Three? That’s what seems to be okie-dokie over at Yahoo! Style, where the writer misspelled French Riviera, used the wrong preposition in what should be arriving at, and banged out dressed instead of dress:

rivera sty 2

In baseball, that would be three strikes, sending the batter to the dugout. I wonder where Yahoo! sends its writers who strike out. Oh, yeah. Yahoo! sends them to their next writing assignment.

Not a genius speller

Here’s an ingenious spelling on Yahoo! Makers from someone who’s not exactly a genius at spelling:

ingenius mak

Language under siege

The English language is under siege from the writers and editors at Yahoo! Travel:

seige tra

It’s not about gifts

When I read this headline on Yahoo! Makers I thought the article was about the spiffiest gifts — presents that you might give a friend or relative:

gifs diy

But that wasn’t a typo; it was the result of a brain cramp. The article is about GIFs. GIF is an acronym for Graphic Interchange Format and it’s all caps.

What do they have in common?

What do these photo captionsStyle have in common? They were all written by the Yahoo! Style “editors.” They all contain the same grammatical error — a mismatch of a plural subject and a singular verb:

verb sty 3

verb sty 2

verb sty 1

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