Thursday, September 4, 2008

Transalt* (for Translate, etc.)

In some cases, "Pass the salt" could mean transporting it over the ocean, or extracting it from the brine itself. Some people are partial to sea salt; others are more salt of the earth. Language can be salty and so can dogs. Salt was once considered more valuable than gold. We panned for the typo Transalt* in OhioLINK and dug up 29 examples, including a sprinkling of "sics."

(Picture of German salt crystals from Berchtesgadan by Roger McLassus, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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