It sound like somebody needs to do a better job proofreading

It sounds like somebody needs to do a better job redneckognizing … grammatical errors on Yahoo! Celebrity:

it sound celeb

Some things never change

The Yahoo! site known as omg! has changed its name. What hasn’t changed is the quality of writing. You’ll find those mistakes you’ve come to expect on Yahoo! on Yahoo! Celebrity:

congress omg

In the U.S., Congress is a proper noun.

I should have stopped reading

I should have just stopped reading after this headline on Yahoo! omg!:

lamborghinis omg

The use of the apostrophe to form a plural was a dead giveaway: The article was going to have a few little, minor, teensy-weensy issues with the language. And it did:

recieved omg

There’s really no excuse for misspelling received, is there? Isn’t a spell-checker standard equipment in any program that can be used for writing? And didn’t we all learn in third grade it’s “I before E, except after C, or when sounded like A as in neighbor and weigh“? I guess not.

I have no idea if little North’s car is an exact replica of her father’s car, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t “an exactly replica.”

The writer hopes the speedometer (of presumably the toy car) was modified during the recreation, by which I think she means re-creation, which is the wrong word even with a hyphen.

The author must have been having quite a time (and perhaps some eggnog) when pounding out this article, because she totally screwed up Giuseppe Zanotti’s name, too.

Mrs. Claus is not smiling

Santa’s little missus wouldn’t be too happy to see that the professional writers at Yahoo! omg! can’t spell her name:

mrs clause omg

Grammarians wouldn’t be too happy, if they read this and its implication that three reindeer share pelts. They might be able to ignore the controversial use of hopefully, but not the use of the incorrect hyphen.

It’s not short for addvertisement

If you understand the origin of the word ad, then you should know how to spell it. Here’s a hint to the writer for Yahoo! omg!: It ain’t short for addvertisement:

adds for ads omg

Forget I ever said that

Sometimes, in an effort to help Terribly Write readers choose the right word when they’re writing, I suggest a few techniques that depend on having an “ear” for correct grammar. Well, for the writer of this teaser on Yahoo! omg!, those techniques wouldn’t work. Anyone who thinks this is correct doesn’t have an ear for language:

of he omg

The only suggestion I have is to get yourself a competent editor — or at least someone who has graduated from middle school.

Isn’t that a movie?

Confusing the movie “The Santa Clause” with the rotund fella from the North Pole seems to be a common occurrence at Yahoo!. This time Santa Claus gets the extra letter on Yahoo! omg!:

clause omg

Time to plead the Fifth

If you’re responsible for this gaffe on Yahoo! omg!, I recommend you plead the Fifth to avoid the Grammar Slammer:

plead omg

The verb just can’t seem to get it together with the subject. It should be the past tense pleaded or the present tense pleads.

It only seems like every day

It seems like every day the folks at Yahoo! make the common, ordinary, everyday mistake of using everyday when they mean every day.

It happened today on Yahoo! News:

news everyday

and on Yahoo! Movies:

everyday movies

and yesterday on Yahoo! omg!:

everyday omg

This is not difficult, people. If you mean “daily,” use every day; if you mean “common, ordinary,” use everyday.

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? If it’s on Yahoo!, most likely a misspelling.

From Yahoo! omg!, this is supposed to be Mark Wahlberg:

name mark walhberg omg

and Nicki Minaj:

name nicky minaj omg

From Yahoo! Shine, this is allegedly Elizabeth Osborne:

degree 3

On Yahoo! TV, this is the writer’s pathetic attempt at Kenan Thompson:

name keenan thompson

Yahoo! Sports offers up this attempt at Jimmie Johnson:

name jimine johnson sports

and Jeremy Lin:

name jermy lin sports

And from Yahoo! Music, this is nearly Eminem:

name emimem music

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