Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Give me an "el"!!

Weeky (for Weekly)

Today's typo is another example of omission of the letter "el" within the word. The "k" and "l" keys are adjacent on the keyboard; the touch typist may sense "... maybe I already typed that 'l' … so I'll type the 'y' key now." Not too many typists have trouble correctly keying the "kly" in Weekly because you will have a low probability of finding "weeky" in your catalog. Most of the records will be continuing resources, such as this title found in OhioLINK: The Wall Street Journal/National Business Employment Weeky. WorldCat has a few good examples in the title field: Yank, the army weeky and Weeky crop bulletin.

Wendee Eyler

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