Not a high school graduate?

Doesn’t every high school graduate know that the pronoun who refers to human beings? Apparently not. There must be colleges that accept applicants who don’t know that and at least one editor at yahoo.com who’s unaware of the rule:

fp colleges who

Is Yahoo anti-Republican?

Is this a political statement from the editors at yahoo.com? Are they so anti-Republican that they won’t even recognize the party as a proper noun?

fp republican lc

Talk about abrupt!

If there’s anything in this world that is abrupt, it’s this sentence on yahoo.com:

fo abrupt of

I think it’s like the word game Mad Libs, except readers are supposed to supply the missing word or words. So, gimme a noun and we’ll plug it into “the abrupt noun of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.”

Capital punishment

Stop. comparing. me. to. an. editor.

That could have been written by the editor at yahoo.com who isn’t clear when to capitalize mother:

fp my mother

Here’s a hint: Don’t capitalize mother, father, sister, and the like if the word is preceded by an adjective. So, it’s my mother, a great father, my mean-girl sister.

U.S. 8-year medal drought finally over

Forget what you think you know about Michael Phelps, the Final Five U.S. gymnasts, and Simone Manuel. It’s all a hoax. The United States of America hasn’t won a medal in the Olympics since 2008. At least until this boxer came along:

fp first medal

The long drought of losses and disappointment at the Olympics is finally over. At least according to Yahoo!.

Ha-ha. I kid. The truth is, Mr. Hernandez won the first medal in boxing for the U.S. since 2008. It’s just a teensy, weensy, itsy, bitsy detail that some editor forgot to mention.

News to confuse

Simone Manuel is not the first African American to win an individual Olympic medal, despite what you might read on yahoo.com:

fp first sw

She is, however, the first African American to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming. Looks like someone omitted some very significant words.

Did an editor participate?

I’m guessin’ that an editor didn’t participate in the approval of this on yahoo.com:

fp particpate

Also, no proofreader took part. No spell-checker was involved.

Warning readers about this headline

I’m not warning you away from reading this on yahoo.com, since I don’t really use the phrase warning away because I don’t know what it means. However, I am warning you about this headline, which includes a rather embarrassing typo:

fp cash

A tragic balloon crash that killed 16 people deserves better treatment than this.

It’s so unclear

After reading this on yahoo.com, I can’t figure out which players were fined:

fp its players

Were all WNBA players fined? It seems unlikely, but I’m hard-pressed to find any other singular noun that could be the antecedent for its. It’s more likely that the players on three teams were fined. If that’s the case, it’s clear that the writer should have referred to their players.

Stephen Colbert would know better

The editors over at yahoo.com seem to be engaging in a little truthiness themselves, spelling a word coined by Stephen Colbert without regard for logic or evidence:

fp truthiness

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