Trump takes over presidency weeks early!

I thought the presidential inauguration was scheduled for January 20, 2017. But I was wrong. Somehow I missed the transition of the Cheeto Bandito from president-elect to president. Fortunately I have the geniuses at Yahoo! News to keep me up to date:

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Not a good place for a typo

Let’s take the charitable view and call this a typo on Yahoo! News:

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Typo or egregious grammatical error? Doesn’t matter when it’s in a headline that big. It looks really bad.

Are the Koch brothers birthers?

I know that Donald Trump is a “birther” — someone who alleges that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States, in spite of  enormous evidence to the contrary. Now it appears that according to Yahoo! News the Koch brothers are also birthers:

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Or maybe not. When trying to decipher a typo, there’s always a chance of misinterpreting the writer’s intent.

Was it a Kaiser or egg roll?

What kind of roll did Bernie Sanders have at the Democratic National Convention? A Kaiser roll? An egg roll? Maybe it was a bagel. We’ll have to ask the person at Yahoo! News whose role is headline writer:

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Check and double check

Here’s a simple lesson for all bloggers, courtesy of Yahoo! News: It’s not enough to proofread your posts before publishing them. You should check them after they’re published, too. It’s a lesson the folks at Yahoo! are still learning, as evidenced by this headline:

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and this one:

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This is no time to be discreet

Actually, this is the perfect time for discreet and the absolutely wrong time for discrete:

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Unless the Yahoo! News writer meant the subject was looking for a psychiatrist in separate parts, she should have used discreet, which means “possessed of, exercising, or showing prudence and self-restraint in speech and behavior.”

Where have they been?

Where have the editors at Yahoo! News been during the past decade? Didn’t they read about Osama bin Laden and absorb the correct capitalization of his name?

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I guess it could be worse. At least they didn’t refer to him as Obama bin Laden this time.

News gets worse

It looks like Yahoo! News is trying out a new format (at least that’s what I see in Firefox). Too bad the Internet giant didn’t spend a little more time training some proofreaders and teaching their editors to writer shorter headlines that fit into the now limited spaces:

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Rubio, Cruz join forces in Nevada

You read it here first. Well, actually not here, but on Yahoo! News:

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Senators Rubio and Cruz now have a single, joined “ground game battle” in Nevada for the presidential nomination. I guess they’ve joined forces to fight Trump’s, Kasich’s, and Carson’s run for the nomination.

It seems odd, doesn’t it? Why would they do that? Is it possible that Rubio and Cruz each have their own “ground game battle”? And is it possible that the Yahoo! editors don’t know that would be Rubio’s and Cruz’s ground game battles? Is it possible they don’t know that if something is owned by two people, only the last name gets the ‘S (like Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and Mom and Dad’s wedding)? But if it’s owned separately, each name must get the ‘S?

Oops. I stumbled on the wrong Yahoo!

Uh-oh. My mistake. I was looking for the U.S. version of Yahoo! News, but apparently I stumbled on the U.K. site:

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In the States, we use the verb quiet; the quaint quieten is “chiefly British.”

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