Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Yahooooooooo! July 2012

July 2012 is over. Let's look back at some of the errors that were featured on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during that month. The first half of July was overwhelmingly sunny and hot in these parts, so not much time was spent on the computer. But then the clouds and rain came, which bring us to July 20, when there should have been a period after apt to indicate it was an abbreviation for apartment - after all, apt is an entirely different word. Then,

also on July 20, there shouldn't have been a space after the comma in 30,000. Then,

on July 22 Nordstrums should have been Nordstroms, though I feel the unpluralized Nordstrom would have been even better. Then,
on July 23 an should have been a, because reporter definitely does not start with a vowel sound. Then,

also on July 23, the a before Britain should not have been there, because there is only one Britain. Then,

on July 24 the apostrophe was misplaced in what should have been Dragons' Den. Then,

also on July 24, there needed to be an indicator of possession (you know, like an apostrophe) at the end of James Holmes's name - see, just like that. Then,

also on July 24, there was a laughable attempt at spelling victims. I see an extra I! Then,

on July 31 there was a laughably horrible attempt at spelling Zach Galifianakis's last name. The first I was missing and the last I got changed to an A. That is totally rdaculous. Then,

I clicked to that article ("Rob Ford shares political advice with Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis" on Yahoo! Canada News on July 30, 2012) and, in the first sentence, noticed another missing possession indicator after someone's name. It should read, Given Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's recent track record. Thanks for reading. Click an image to enlarge it.

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