Monday, April 2, 2007

April 3, 2007 - Scientiest

After yesterday's blockbuster entry, we'll swim to the other side of the typo pool for today's entry - "Scientiest" for "Scientist." At a recent discussion about "Which words to pick" there was a suggestion that we aim for words that evoke some sort of comic response. This one appealed to us and caused us to immediately think of the word "Truthiness." Anyway, Scientiest is on the list of very low probability typos. Checking WorldCat we found 14, and the first title had 'sic' before the offending word. That means of course that the word was misspelled in the original on the title page, so it was cataloged correctly. Now we will go off and ponder which scientists in the global warming debate are the "Scientiest."

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