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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
A tragic balloon crash that killed 16 people deserves better treatment than this.
After reading this on yahoo.com, I can’t figure out which players were fined:
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.