Wednesday, May 2, 2007

May 2, 2007 - Enviroment

The environment has been the subject of much discussion lately, so we were interested in the typo Enviroment on the Highest probability section of the Library Typos page at In looking over the results, we found that this made the A list for a good reason - there are more than 400 of these in Worldcat, and 5 million in Google. As usual, we urge librarians to look at each record before making a correction. This could be a case where the typo occurs in the book and is marked with a 'sic.' This is more than just a theory - when one types enviroment and sic in worldcat, there are 9 hits. There is also the possibility that this typo occurs deliberately in a poem or song title. There are no sure things in this line of work.

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