We’ve seen some pretty bad typos on Twitter dot com, but Thursday’s screw-up from Yahoo Finance might have taken the cake.
While the company was attempting to tweet about the cost of president-elect Donald Trump expanding the U.S. Navy, things took a turn for the horrible. The word “bigger” ended up being misspelled. The first letter of this word was replaced with another consonant. You can take a guess at which one that was (evidence of it here, here, and here).
The tweet by Yahoo Finance was promptly deleted, but with an account that has more than 700,000 followers, people definitely took notice and had plenty of reaction.
"What do you do?"
"I work in social media for Yahoo Finance. It's super easy–hey, hang on, I suddenly have 847 texts."
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 6, 2017
YAHOO FINANCE SOCIAL MANAGER: "I should tell everyone 'Trump wants a much larger navy'"
INNER: "Go with 'bigger'" pic.twitter.com/Bj3zgmS8m3
— Phil Murphy (@Phil_Sports) January 6, 2017
Can’t even imagine having to handle Yahoo Finance’s mentions tomorrow.
— Tony X. (@soIoucity) January 6, 2017
yo @YahooFinance idk what you have planned for black history month but please chill
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) January 6, 2017
Of course, Yahoo Finance has since come out and apologized. But what does that do at this point?
We deleted an earlier tweet due to a spelling error. We apologize for the mistake.
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) January 6, 2017
Yep. So for those in the market for a social media job, you’ll likely see an opening at Yahoo in the near future.