Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Yahooooooooooooo! August 2012

Spoiler alert: August 2012 is over. Let's take a look at some errors I detected on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during that month. First, on the first of the month, there was one is too many. Then,

there was some inconsistent capitalization on August 4. Then,

on August 6 the writer might've had to go to the bathroom while attempting to write over-hyped. Then,

on August 10 there were a couple of missing commas in the name of the city and the province. Then,

also on August 10, there was a missing N in what should have been Torontonians. Then,

on August 11, there were two apostrophe errors in one teaser. It should have read dos, don'ts. Then,

also on August 11, women should have been woman. Here's the article if you need proof. Then,

on August 16, the end of the sentence should have been either saying it degrades women or saying it is degrading to women. Then,

also on August 16, there should have been a to between try and hide. Then,

also on August 16, there was a comical attempt at typing '90210' - here's the article. Then,

also on August 16 (obviously not a good day at Yahoo!), there was a misplaced apostrophe in what should have been Bryant's. Then,

on August 20 there was a factual error. The balcony that Julian Assange was on was not in Ecuador. The balcony was at Ecuador's embassy in London. In London. Finally,

on August 27 there was a missing R in what should have been Harrah's. Click an image to enlarge it.


Laura said...

A couple of these also appeared on the U.S. version of I remember the "balcony in Ecuador" gaffe in particular. Apparently the writer thought the Ecuador Embassy is in Ecuador. I think I may have called the writer an idiot.

jblue said...

I did see some of them on your site, but I swear I captured them from the Yahoo! Canada homepage! I know "902120" was also on yours - I love that one.