Series of errors is common

A series of errors on the Yahoo! front page is not unusual. It’s quite common to see a mismatch of a subject (like series) and its verb (which should be aims):

fp series aim

The noun series is both singular and plural. In this case, it’s used as a singular noun because there’s only one series of ads.

Gambling on it

I’ll bet anyone dollars to donuts that the editors for the Yahoo! front page have no idea what an antecedent is and why a pronoun must agree with it:

fp gambling on it

An antecedent is the noun that a pronoun refers to. The pronoun must agree with its antecedent, meaning that they both must be the same number (singular or plural). A plural noun (like oh, say, maybe fights) requires a plural pronoun (like them).

Where do overthrown dictators shop?

Where do overthrown dictators do their shopping? At an Oustmart! It’s kinda like a Walmart, but different. And this on yahoo.com is kinda like correct, but different:

fp oustmart

A feasible explanation

I’d like an explanation from the folks at yahoo.com how expensive rents make homeownership more feasible:

fp more feasible

Perhaps the writers, who likely work in a non-English-speaking country, think that feasible means “attractive” and not “possible.” That would be a feasible explanation.

Tiiter, tiiter, this isn’t Twitter

This isn’t Twitter on the Yahoo! front page:

fp twiiter

What no one tells you

Here’s something no one tells the writers and editors at yahoo.com: You’re missing a word.

fp what no tells

War on Buffett

Is yahoo.com waging a war on Warren Buffett by deliberately misspelling his name?

fp buffet

That’s not a typo when you do it twice. And what’s with that blank space in the bottom left?

Battling verbosity

If battling means “fighting against,” does “battling against him” mean “fighting against against him”? I say “Yes!” But the editors at the Yahoo! front page say “Huh?”

fp battling against

Dumbest Statement of the Day

Today’s Dumbest Statement comes to you from the folks at the Yahoo! front page, where millions of people now naively believe that Kelly Osbourne is a cohost of “The Talk”:

fp the talk cohost

She is not. Her mother, Sharon Osbourne, is a cohost.

Hall of Fame error

If there were a Hall of Fame for hyphenation errors, this one on the Yahoo! front page would qualify for induction:

fp hall-of-famer 2

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