What do people on cruises hoard? The Yahoo! Travel writer teases us with that question, but doesn’t give an answer:
I can only imagine hordes of cruisers hoarding souvenirs and stashing them on buses.
You’d think that it would be hard to screw up a simple verb like top. But the writer for Yahoo! Travel managed to do just that with the redundant and silly expression out top:
To be honest, that’s not the worst mistake in the article. The use of the letter b to stand in for an actual word tops that.
To qualify for Dumbest Statement of the Day, a statement must be so obviously false that any reader can recognize it and anyone could easily and quickly verity it. This one comes from Yahoo! Travel, where the writer made up a new school:
Anyone who reads that (except maybe Yahoo!’s editors and writers) would know that the school is actually Arizona State University.
Just yesterday, a Yahoo! Travel writer told us that Chattanooga was in North Carolina and that megabits per second was a measure of time. Now, those wacky folks at Yahoo! Travel have made up a new airline:
There is no Kuwait Airlines. The airline in question is Kuwait Airways. That’s kinda different.
If you don’t think readers care about accuracy, think again. The readers of this nugget at Yahoo! Travel were a little surprised to learn that Chattanooga has moved from Tennessee to North Carolina:
And a claim of “download time” here:
did not go unnoticed. (The abbreviation Mpbs is short for megabits per second. It is a measure of speed. Calling it a “download time” is like calling 40 mph a “driving time.”)
Here are two comments left by readers of the article:
“If you are going to write travel stories, you really ought to know your geography. Chattanooga is located in TENNESSEE, not North Carolina. This is the kind of accuracy we have come to expect from Yahoo!.”
If you read this on Yahoo! Travel, you might be wondering what state the Grand Canyon is in:
Don’t you go worrying about the state of the Grand Canyon. I visited it two months ago and I can attest to its state. It’s fine. It’s still a big hole in the ground.
Now if you asked me which state it’s in, I’d have a different answer. Arizona.
If you’re searching for reliable health information, authoritative information on climate change, or probably anything about travel, don’t go looking at Yahoo! Travel. If you do, you might encounter this ridiculous claim by a writer who has no business writing about the dangers of overheating:
Exposure to high temperatures can result in hyperthermia. Hypothermia is the result of exposure to extreme cold.
The readers of Yahoo! didn’t overlook that little mistake. They left a few comments for the writer: