Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Take this writer to (tennis) court

In the last post, professional men's tennis player Andy Murray had his first name misspelled in an article's first sentence. This time (in "Preview: Lisicki favourite ahead of 33,000-1 semi-finals" on Yahoo! Canada Sports on July 3, 2013) it's professional women's tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska who has her first name misspelled in an article's first sentence. Click the image to enlarge it.

Who won Wimbledon? Any... Any... Any...

Hey, writer, no worries mate: Andy Murray is only the subject of the article ("Andy Murray keeps British hopes alive with 3-set Wimbledon comeback" on CBC Sports online on July 3, 2013), and you only misspelled his name two words into the article. I'm sure nobody noticed. After all, if neither you nor your editor noticed, then obviously readers won't either (except me, obviously). Click the image to enlarge it.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Yahooooo! June 2013

Symptoms should have been symptom, and I don't really know what "He could even grow beard" means. Even if it was even grow a beard, I'd still be confused. A man could even grow a beard?? What??? That's crazy!! That was on the Yahoo! Canada homepage on June 6. Let's see what other errors Yahoo! presented to its readers during June 2013. Next up,

on June 8 there was a nonword: targetting. The correct spelling is targeting. Then,

on June 14 there was a misspelling of homosexuality. It was also misspelled in the article's headline before it was eventually corrected - the evidence is in the article's web address. Then,

on June 20 there was an obvious misspelling of and. Obvious, that is, to anyone who doesn't work at Yahoo!. Lastly,

on June 21 and was spelled correctly, but it was repeated. Click an image to enlarge it.