Cast and crew: one and the same?

According to Yahoo! Movies, the “Suicide Squad” cast and crew are a single unit; either that, or the writer can’t match a verb to its subject:

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Dyslexia strikes again

Looks like a case of dyslexia has hit Yahoo! Movies again, where neither the writer nor the editor can manage to spell Kirsten:

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Is dyslexia contagious?

Is this the start of a dyslexia epidemic at Yahoo!. This attempt at Bryan Cranston was just spotted on Yahoo! Movies:

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and this misspelling of Justin Bieber’s name is the focus of a headline on Yahoo! TV:

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A total flameout

This headline on Yahoo! Movies is a total flameout:

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I just don’t expect a writer to flame out when it comes to choosing between a noun (like flameout) and a verb (like flame out).

Out with the outs

Typos aren’t nessarily a big deal, except when they appear in a headline, as they frequently do on Yahoo! Movies:

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The big deal here is the size of the letters and the words that are so blatantly wrong. Even the worst proofreader on the planet would have spotted those wrong words.

Guess where the mistake is

Guess where the mistake is on the home page of Yahoo! Movies.

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It’s that question mark at the end of an imperative sentence.

There are four kinds of sentences: One is the declarative sentence. Do you know what an interrogative sentence is? Tell me what an imperative sentence is. That’s not an exclamatory sentence!

Marvel’s first superhero squad

I know nothing of superheros — Marvel or otherwise. What I do know:  This writer for Yahoo! Movies knows nothing of premiere (which is the first showing or debut) and premier (which means most important, chief, or principal and the word she should have used):

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How much rent did he collect?

I wonder how much money a landlord collects from “core tenants.”

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Maybe I’ll ask the writer for Yahoo! Movies. I’m sure she’ll know because one of the core tenets of Yahoo! writers is “know thy subject.” Ha-ha! Sometimes I crack myself up!

Think readers don’t notice typos?

I read this headline on Yahoo! Movies and thought it was about either Heath Ledger or a moor in Scotland:

heathy mov

Seriously, we know it’s “just” a typo, but if you think that typos and misspellings don’t matter, take a look at these comments made by Yahoo! readers:

“Seriously, ‘Heathy Dose’ as a tag line? I’ve watched the horrible editing at Yahoo for years, but this is ridiculous. The small squiggly line in your editor means it’s spelled incorrectly, you morons. I’d even understand if you’d made some Ledger-Batman reference, but you’re just horrible. Oprah needs people at The O, at least move on. Christ, get a quote right.”

“You guys misspelled your freakin title to this article. Really? Heathy? I’m assuming you meant Healthy. I mean if you want to be taken as a serious journalist then at least proof read you own article before you send it out. I’m sure they must teach that somewhere in 9th grade.”

“Jesus yahoo. You could at least spell your headlines correctly.”

“This is what happens when Yahoo hires writers who had to take remedial English. It’s just not a heathy work ethic.”

“Sorry, what’s a “heathy” dose of violence? Well done Yahoo!”

“A “Heathy” dose of violence?? Does anyone proofread the hook line??”

In addition to also

In addition to using in addition to, the writer for Yahoo! Movies used the redundant also:

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Who’s responsible for the use of whose instead of who’s? The writer, who’s actually a senior editor. He’s also responsible for the missing parenthesis and the totally mystifying ending to that paragraph.


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