Except for the mistakes, it’s perfect!

Here’s an example from Yahoo! Music written by the “managing editor”; most of the mistakes on this list are spelling-themed, but not all of them:

hannukkah mus

In that one little sentence this “editor” mistakes of for are. There are lots of acceptable ways to spell Hanukkah, but Hannukkah isn’t one of them. It’s just wrong. As is Sasha Baron Cohen. Sasha Cohen is a former Olympic figure skater. The comedian is Sacha Baron Cohen. And Erran Baron Cohen is his brother, but I don’t know if he is Sacha’s “little brother.” I do know he is Sacha’s older brother. Which is more than this editor knows.

All in all, that’s quite a few mistakes for a single sentence. But other than the typo, misspellings, and erroneous information, it’s perfect!


There’s a lesson here

What would you teach a skin? And how would you do it? Until I read this on Yahoo! Style, I never would have believed that skin can be taught:


(Just in case the writer is reading this, the word is taut.)

What were you sipping when you wrote that?

Was the writer of this headline on Yahoo! Makers sipping a little champagne when writing this?


Can a good editor effect change?

A competent editor for Yahoo! Finance could effect change, especially here:

affect change fin

You probably learned that affect is a verb (but it can also be a noun), and that effect is a noun but it can be a verb, too. As a verb it means “to bring about, make happen, or cause.”

He’s his Own man

From the home page of Yahoo! Style we get proof that Owen Wilson is his own man:

own wilson sty

Do you have to take it off the wall?

How does one linger on a president’s portrait? Do you take it off the wall, lay it down on the floor, and rest your head on Mr. Clinton? What do you say when the guards at the National Portrait Gallery try to haul you away? You tell them you’re just following the advice you read on Yahoo! Style:

linger on sty

Might I suggest that next time, you linger at the portrait. It’s less likely to get you thrown in the slammer.

Suit yourself

Yahoo! Makers offers all kinds of articles on do-it-yourself projects. You may just find one to suit your taste. My favorite is the edit-it-yourself features, allowing readers to express their inner grammarian:

suite diy


This has got to be the funniest misspelling of hosiery I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s probably the only misspelling of hosiery I’ve ever seen. Leave it to Yahoo! Style to come up with unique goofs:

hoisery style

That’s usually the case

Yes, a resemblance is usually a similar resemblance, and we have the genius writer at Yahoo! Style to tell us that:

jig-jagged style

What she hasn’t told us is the meaning of jig-jagged. Did she make up that word? Yes. What she calls jig-jagged lines looks like zigzag lines to me.

Could Millennials do it better?

Even the texting, instant messaging, Facebooking Millennials could spot this error on the Yahoo! Advertising blog:

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