Best to leave it to the pros, but an A for effort regardless!
Singer/musician John Mayer posted an Instagram story earlier this week attempting to correct a Huffington Post headline.
— Whitney Bermes (@wabermes) December 5, 2017
He was then gently corrected by numerous editors and reporters, who informed him that using figures for numbers actually *is* OK in a headline. (AP style, y’all. Learn it. Love it.)
— Chris D’Angelo (@c_m_dangelo) December 5, 2017
Mayer took it in stride, gracefully admitting defeat in a reply and in a short thread of his own creation.
CORRECTION: on Monday afternoon I posted to my Instagram stories a screenshot of a HuffPost headline that used the number 2 as opposed to spelling “two,” while citing a rule stating that number should be spelled at all times. It was used correctly as it should be in headlines.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) December 5, 2017
But hey, at least he’s reading!