Sunday, December 1, 2013

Yahooooooooooooooooooooo! November 2013

November 2013 was a bad month for the writers (and consequently for the readers) of the Yahoo! Canada homepage, which means there are a lot of errors ahead of us. Here we go. First, on November 3, the word be ought to have been between to and seen. Then,

also on November 3, what should have been paleontologist was missing an O. Then,

on November 8 there was some suspect news" about Rob Ford. He's a leader as the mayor of Toronto, but he hasn't died, by poisoning or otherwise, and I even if he had died I don't know why the Russians would be the top investigators. Then,

also on November 8 there was an extra word: either at or outside should have been omitted. Then,

on November 12 hyphens were missing from 14-year-olds and hault should have been halt. Then,

on November 13 there was one the too many. Then,

on November 14 this teaser piqued my curiosity. So I clicked it, and

then I saw this headline (for "Blogger making 300 sandwiches for marriage proposal inks book deal" on Yahoo! Canada Shine on November 14, 2013). 30... 300... - what's the dif? Then,

also on November 14 there was this misspelling of watch. Then,

on November 15 there was a letter missing from what should have been the. Then,

on November 17 I wanted to know what it meant to be "killed in comba". Really I just wanted to know what comba was. So I clicked the link and

in the article ("Nichola Goddard honoured by first Canadian female astronaut" on Yahoo! Canada News on November 17, 2013) this was the first paragraph. Ohhh, killed in combat - why didn't they just say that, instead of having yet another nonword on the homepage? Then,

on November 19 there was this weird mix of apostrophes and quotation marks. I clicked the link and

saw that the headline (of "'God‘s gift to comedy,‘ quips late night host about Rob Ford" on Yahoo! Canada News on November 19, 2013) has the same oddities. Has, present tense, because it's still like that. Then,

in the same article there's a misspelling of Rob Ford's last name, there are upside down apostrophes and quotation marks, and there is a he said that shouldn't be there. Hey, Yahoo! Canada and The Canadian Press - this is awful. Then,

on November 20 there was this misspelling of cyberbullying. Then,

on November 25 there was a be that should have been a been. Then, I clicked to the article and

read this first sentence (of "Pass or turd burger: Buffalo’s new third jerseys" on Yahoo! Canada Sports on November 24, 2013). Firstly, Rom-Coms should be rom-coms. Secondly, the second gets should be like the first gets and be apostrophe-free. Then,

also on November 25 there was this misspelling of surprises. Surprise! It's another nonword on the Yahoo! Canada homepage! Then,

on November 26 Josh Hutcherson's last name was treated well the first two times, but not the third time. Then,

on November 27 there was this misspelling of Massachusetts. Finally,

also on November 27 there was this misspelling of collapse. After all the nonwords that were on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during November 2013 and subsequently shared in this post, it's fitting to end this post with yet another one. Click an image to enlarge it.

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