Huh? How many jobs could disappear, according to yahoo.com?
There’s no way of knowing because million of should be either million or millions.
Pesky little typos. Always screwing things up for the reader.
Is Donald Trump’s lawyer a man or a woman? Or a transgender? It’s so confusing to read about a confidante and his response on the Yahoo! front page:
Dictionaries define a confidante as a confidant (as especially a female) or strictly a female in whom one confides. Since confidant does not imply a gender, that’s the word to use for either a man or a woman.
I lied. This use of the hyphen on the Yahoo! front page is not new; in fact, this mistake happens every day on Yahoo!:
There’s no reason to put a hyphen between an adverb ending in -LY and the word that it modifies. The suffix -LY is the signal to the reader that the adverb modifies the word that follows it.
I’m so confused by this sentence on the Yahoo! front page. What the heck would I be voting for?
It took me a few readings to realize that snub was used as a noun and that the writer thinks it means someone who is he victim of a slight. It’s an original definition of the word. So, if I vote for my “top snubs,” then I’m not snubbing the baseball players, am I? What the heck does this all mean?
Readers of yahoo.com might consider a little pushback when it comes to the Internet giant’s policy of refusing to proofread or edit its content. Maybe then it would eliminate repeated words and arbitrary hyphens in words like pushback:
But is pushback, even if spelled correctly, the right word? Probably not. It means a resistance or opposition to something, like a policy, plan, or strategy. What Macy’s is doing competing with Amazon or responding to Amazon.