Wednesday, April 11, 2007

April 11, 2007 - Wrod

While there is only one record in OhioLINK containing this word for word, only one in my own OPAC, and a relatively scant 18 in WorldCat— being the word lovers that we are, we certainly don't want to spare the Wrod. I'm actually kind of surprised there aren't more instances of this typo out there. It's one I find myself making fairly often (probably due to the proximity of the W and R letters on the keyboard and the number of words that contain the WR digraph), although I generally spot it right away and hastily backspace to redo it. Take a moment today to look for this small, familiar, and self-referential word and make sure that it's spelled correctly. As Stephen Colbert, "trademarker" of the phrase "Librarians are hiding something" and putative coiner of the word truthiness would say: "And that's the Word."

Carol Reid

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