It’s just not good journalism to misspell a subject’s name in a headline. But that’s what happened on Yahoo! Food:
The TV personality is Tiffani Thiessen. At least the folks at Yahoo! spelled her first name correctly. There’s that.
You don’t need to be a genius to write for Yahoo! Finance, but having some basic knowledge might be helpful. It might behoove you to know where your company’s headquarters are located (hint: it’s the heart of Silicon Valley). And if you’re writing about a venue, it might be useful to know where it is, so you don’t make this mistake:
Here’s a look at just a small part of Silicon Valley:
Oh, look! There’s Levi’s Stadium, surrounded by high tech companies and just a few miles from Yahoo! headquarters. Why, it almost looks like it’s in Silicon Valley.
When Jose Canseco’s book “Juiced” hit the bookstores, it was advertised as an autobiographical exposé of steroid use in the Major League Baseball. Ten years later, a writer at Yahoo! Sports reveals that it was all a work of fiction:
It’s a novel assertion, especially in light of the publicity (and controversy) the book generated. Is it true? Or does the writer really not know that a novel is a work of fiction?
Here’s a little advice for the Yahoo! News writer: Try using a dictionary.
A council is an assembly of people. As a noun counsel refers to a lawyer or lawyers. And lest you think that the writer had a momentary brain hiccup, here it is again:
I intend to follow the advice of a dictionary — not this writer’s example.